Relief panel

2006am4866 jpg l

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Acquired in 1907 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0200-01-01
date_text
3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Gable with scenes from the life of the Buddha, 3rd century, grey schist, Swat valley, Gandhara..
dimensions
Height: 59.5 cm, Width: 62 cm
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event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
id
59676
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:11:46.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:11:46.000Z
latitude
22.06069
location
In Storage
longitude
73.2211
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
342-1907
museum_number_token
3421907
object_number
O65484
object_type
Relief panel
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
An arched relief panel showing scenes from the life of the Buddha. This caitya arch probably comprised the top portion of a false gable panel from a stupa. The two upper compartments of the relief, which are divided by a torus moulding with pointed leaf decoration, show the Buddha, in dhayana mudra with worshippers in the form of winged ichthyocentaurs with coiled tails. In the bottom arched section divided from the above two registers by a round-headed saw-tooth moulding, which is mirrored above by another pointed arched moulding, there is a standing haloed Buddha in abhayamudra,facing an ascetic dressed in a dhoti. This illustrates the rejection by the Buddha of orthodox Brahmanical teaching, represented by the sage who points to his leaf-hut at the left. To the right stands Vajrapani, bearer of the adamantine thunderbolt. There are also the heads (the one to Buddha's left side being turbaned) and upper torsos of two men, which emerge from the back slab on either side behind Buddha, while another figure on the far right, possibly of a disciple dressed as a monk, is now only seen as a shadow, owing to the stone having been damaged. The outer framing comprises two mouldings, the outside margin being decorated with curled-over leaf or petal motifs, while the inner, broader one has a running scroll of five-petalled rosettes.
place
Gandhara
primary_image_id
2006AM4866
production_note
Swat valley, North-west Pakistan, Gandhara.
production_type
public_access_description
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-panel-relief-panel-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Relief panel
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
200