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Acquired in 1920 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 0.18 m, Length: 0.27 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
44829
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:21:07.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:21:07.000Z
latitude
22.06069
location
In Storage
longitude
73.2211
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Grey veined schist
museum_number
IM.307-1920
museum_number_token
im3071920
object_number
O87643
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This relief is dominated by the reclining figure of the dying Buddha in the centre. He lies on his right side on a couch with turned legs, from the front part of which hangs drapery in wide looping folds. The Buddha leans his head on his right hand on a cushion, with the nimbus curving behind his head. Mahakasyapa, the monk, touches the Buddha's feet in silent mourning; he is seen bending forward in near profile to the left. At the bed head we see Vajrapani, holding the thunderbolt in his lowered right hand, throwing back his head in grief. Behind the Buddha's couch appears the upper half body of the Malla prince (the Malla princes later undertook the distribution of the Buddha's relics). The prince, too has thrown back his head in anguish, this movement causing his long necklace to slip to one side. In the background, behind the head and the foot of the death-bed, a sala tree is shown, indicating the grove of Kusinagara.
place
Gandhara
primary_image_id
production_note
Hoti-Mardan, Gandhara
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
hand carved
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
200
year_start
100