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Votive Stupa

Votive Stupa

  • Place of origin:

    Bodh Gaya (made)

  • Date:

    9th century-10th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    granulite

  • Museum number:

    IS.71-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This portion of a votive stupa comprises the anda. The medhi, harmika and chatras are all missing. The anda has a series of mouldings to the height of four arched niches at the cardinal points. these niches each contain figures of the Buddha sitting in bhumisparsa mudra, dharmachakra mudra and dhyana mudra. The top of the anda contains a square depression. A circular depression below the anda is designed to fit the top of the medhi.

Place of Origin

Bodh Gaya (made)

Date

9th century-10th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

granulite

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 in, Width: 6.5 in, Depth: 7 in

Object history note

Gift received from D.B.W.P. Cochran.

Descriptive line

part of votive stupa; granulite; Bodh Gaya, Bihar; 9th-10th century.

Production Note

Bodh Gaya, Bihar, Eastern India.

Materials

Material

Subjects depicted

Buddhist

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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