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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by I. Schwaiger
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0200-01-01
date_text
3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Relief showing Buddha Offering the Four Alms Bowls, grey schist, 3rd century AD, Swat valley.
dimensions
Height: 0.295 m, Length: 0.22 m
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Presented by I.Schwaiger.
id
61731
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:18:58.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:18:58.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
In Storage
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Grey schist
museum_number
IM.50-1936
museum_number_token
im501936
object_number
O92794
object_type
Relief
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The fragment of this relief shows a seated Buddha, and a part of the right side with two secondary figures. This is the scene of the Offering of the Four Alms Bowls by the Four Lokapalas. The Buddha sits in the centre on a broad socle decorated with mouldings and a saw tooth pattern. The Buddha does not wear a sanghati, but only an antarvasaka and an uttarasanga, a type of clothing which seems to have become popular during the second half of the 3rd century. His left hand lies on his lap clasping the four alms bowls fused in one, covering with his right hand to protect it. He has long ears and the hair curves to the top forming a spherical usnisa. Behind the head spreads out a large unarticulated nimbus limited laterally by two hanging branches of the bodhi tree. The lokapala arriving from the right, presents his gift to the Master. On the upper margin of the work a deva floats in admiring worship.
place
Swat Valley
primary_image_id
production_note
Presumably from the Swat valley
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
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