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Acquired in 1921 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0200-01-01
date_text
3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Relief showing scenes from the First Sermon, 3rd Century AD, Swat valley grey schist.
dimensions
Height: 0.19 m, Length: 0.72 m
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id
44872
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last_checked
2014-08-29T22:21:18.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:21:18.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
IM.293-1921
museum_number_token
im2931921
object_number
O87695
object_type
Relief
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original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The relief is divided by broad Corinthian pilasters. On the first scene on the right we see standing Buddha with monks and laymen flocking around him. His right hand is raised in abhayamudra. His head is turned towards a monk approaching him from the left, and carrying a seat with turned legs. The monk is followed by a second one, with a jug in his hands.- we may assume that this is preparations for the Buddha's First Sermon in the Deer Park of Sarnath. On the Buddha's left stands Vajrapani holding a thunderbolt in his right hand, and clasping the hilt of his sword with his raised left hand. The scene on the left shows sermon of the Buddha in the midst of his monks and other listeners. The Buddha is seated in abhayamudra on a high cushion-covered socle, the front part is damaged. One can recognize the two gazelles in the relief which depicts the Buddha's First Sermon. On the right and on the left a branch of the Bodhi tree grows out of the background. In the foreground, at each side of the Buddha, on low bases two monks sit in meditation. Between the two, in the background the upper half of the body of third monk : thus five monks are represented who traditionally listened to his First Sermon.
place
Swat Valley
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-27T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
hand carved
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
200