Relief panel

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Acquired in 1883 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Presented by the Punjab Government
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century- 3rd Century (made)
descriptive_line
Relief panel- Sermon of the Buddha, early 3rd century, grey schist, Takht-i-Bahi..
dimensions
Height: 0.25 m, Length: 0.26 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Presented by the Punjab Government.
id
59726
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:11:56.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:11:56.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Talcose Schist
museum_number
IS.3303-1883
museum_number_token
is33031883
object_number
O65517
object_type
Relief panel
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This relief is nearly square showing Buddha enthroned in the centre, in abhayamudra. He is seated on broad throne-like seat covered by cushions and draperies. There is a tiny stool in front of him. His left hand clutches a fold of the sanghati. He is full-faced, with gentle features and his large eyes look far ahead, as though in a dream. His hair is combed back in soft waves. Behind the head the little nimbus is encircled by a flowing tree which forms a kind of niche. On the right and left of the throne stand two princely or divine figures clad in dhotis and dupattas, wearing rich jewellery on their arms, necks and their heads; their posture is reflective and their hands are reverently joined. They could be gods Brahma and Indra? In the background are four figures, the figure standing in front can be identified as Vajrapani by his thunderbolt. They all pray to Buddha to "turn the wheel of the law" for the salvation of all beings.
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Takt-i-bahi in the Yusufzal country on the Punjab-Afghan border, near Peshawar. (Graeco-Buddhist style)
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-panel-relief-panel-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
hand carved
title
Relief panel
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
1