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2006am4893 jpg l

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Acquired in 1921 (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
Square relief showing four scenes from the life of the Buddha,3rd century AD, Grey schist, Swat Valley..
dimensions
Height: 6.5 in, Length: 12 in square
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Bought from H.C.Fanshawe.
id
60418
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:14:34.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:14:34.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
schist
materials_techniques
Talcose schist
museum_number
IM.297-1921
museum_number_token
im2971921
object_number
O65786
object_type
Relief panel
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Square relief panel. On each of the four sides is carved in relief one of the four principal events in the earthly life of Gautama the Buddha. 1. The Birth of Bodhisattva Siddhartha in the Lumbini Grove, near Kapilavastu. His mother, Maya stands beneath the Sala- tree, supported by her sister Mahaprajapati, whilst Indra receives the Infant upon a cloth. Behind him, somewhat squeezed in appears the worshipping Brahma. In the sky are two celestial drums. 2. Prince Siddhartha leaving Kapilavastu upon the horse Kanthaka in the company of his squire Chandaka. Yakshas uphold the horse 's feet to avoid any noise which could wake the palace guards. Mara and his tempters stand in front of the Bodhisattva attempting to turn him from his act of renunciation. 3. The First Sermon or Turning the Wheel of the Law in the Deer-park at Sarnath bear Benares. The Buddha is seated on a square throne in lotus position, surrounded by his five former companions (monks) with shaven heads. His right hand rests symbolically upon the edge of a wheel. 4. The Death of Parinirvana of the Buddha in the Grove of Sala-trees near Kushinagara. In the centre the Buddha lies, turned on his right side upon a draped couch. By his head stands the Vajrapani, and at his feet stands the aged Mahakashyapa with his hands resting on the Buddha's feet. Behind the couch are the figures of two mourning Malla nobles. At each corner of the socket is a square column with foliate capital.
place
Swat Valley
primary_image_id
2006AM4893
production_note
Swat valley, NWFP.
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
relief-panel-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-20T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
hand carved
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
200