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Acquired in 1921 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0200-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century (made)
descriptive_line
Relief with two scenes showing Buddha with monks, grey schist, 2nd century, Swat valley.
dimensions
Height: 0.155 m, Length: 0.42 m
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id
48422
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:32:22.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:32:22.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
IM.294-1921
museum_number_token
im2941921
object_number
O88799
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This fragment has a high base with several divisions: the lowest is a zigzag band with scattered, trefoil rosettes, above which we see a bay leaf garland moulding running to the left and topped by a low architrave with saw-tooth moulding. Two scenes are separated by a framed Corinthian-type half-column. On the right scene the Buddha, seated on a low socle covered with draperies, occupies the centre. He wears a sanghati, his left hand rests on his lap, and the right is raised in abhayamudra. The hair is gathered in long waves under the usnisa. Two branches of the bodhi tree are shown in the background. On the right and on the left two figures approach respectfully. Apparently the main character is the close shaven monk on the Buddha's right holding a jar for making an offering. Behind him there follows a layman with his head lowered and hands joined. On Buddha's left a layman offers a flat bowl while his right hand is raised in greeting. Behind him a figure carries a long thunderbolt which could be Vajrapani. The scene on the left shows a shaven monk turning to the centre of the scene. The figure next to him is Vajrapani holding a thunderbolt in his left hand. The third figure is the standing Buddha raising his hand in abhayamudra addressing the layman standing in front of him. The layman has his right hand raised and in his left hand he hold a round object and a small basket dangles from his waist.
place
Swat Valley
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production_note
production_type
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-13T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
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year_end
200
year_start
100