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Relief Panel

Relief Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Bodh Gaya (probably, made)

  • Date:

    10th century

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from Mrs Mary Charles.

  • Museum number:

    IS.243-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The panel appears to be part of the base of a votive stupa. It has two niches: one large and one small. The small upper one contains a figure of a seated Buddha and the lower one a figure of a standing Buddha.

Place of Origin

Bodh Gaya (probably, made)

Date

10th century

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 in, Width: 12.5 in

Object history note

From Mrs. Mary Charles. This sculpture and 10 more pieces (IS.238 to 248-1950) were brought to England by Mr A. H. Giles, Spdr. of Police in Gaya District at the time when Cunningham was making his Bodh Gaya excavations. All 11 pieces were bought for £75.

Descriptive line

Relief Panel; sandstone; Bodh Gaya, Pala Period, Bihar; 10th century.

Production Note

Probably from Bodh Gaya, Bihar, Eastern India.

Materials

Sandstone

Subjects depicted

Buddhist

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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