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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Pagan (made)

  • Date:

    11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    IM.366-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 3

Physical description

Portion (right hand lower quarter) of a votive tablet, of smoke-blackened terra cotta. Gautama Buddha is seated on a lotus throne in the ghumisparsa attitude beneath a trefoil (?) arch. To the right are two small subjects l. Buddha teaching, attended by two figures in the same mudra. 2. Maya giving birth to the future Buddha in the Lumbini grove. Along the bottom is part of an inscription, which is probably a repetition of that on IM 362-1914

Place of Origin

Pagan (made)

Date

11th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 in, Width: 2.7 in

Object history note

Bought from Robert Sewell for £12 for IM 362 and 369.

Found in 1904 in a rock-cut cave behind the principal image of Buddha in the Kyaukku Ohnmin Temple at Pagan, Burma.
On the back of the tablet is pasted the note: Buddhist votive tablet, found by R.S. at the ruined cave temple at Pagan, built in the 11th century AD, called the Kyankku Ohmin" Written on the tablet itself are the words "Kyaukka Ohnmin in Gorge N. of Pagan, Burma"

Descriptive line

Portion of a votive plaque, terracotta, from the Kyaukku Ohnmin Temple at Pagan, Burma, 11th century

Materials

Terracotta

Categories

Ceramics; Buddhism

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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