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Votive tablet

Votive tablet

  • Place of origin:

    Pagan (made)

  • Date:

    11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terra cotta, moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Robert Sewell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stamped with a deeply sunk, low relief impression from a mould. In the middle Gautama Buddha seated upon a lotus throne in the bhumisparsa attitude, beneath a pointed arch surmounted by an umbrella, the whole resting upon a lion. He is adored by men and animals. Around the Buddha are the following seven small subjects. l. His birth in the Lumbini Grove. 2. His first sermon in the Deer park, near Benares. 3. ?The subjugation of Nalagiri the elephant. 4. Buddha's decease, or Paranirvana. 5. The conversion of Apalala, the Naga King. 6. Buddha ? preaching. 7. Maitreya, the coming Buddha

Place of Origin

Pagan (made)


11th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Terra cotta, moulded


Height: 3.75 in, Width: 3 in

Object history note

Gifted by Robert Sewell

Historical context note

Found in a rock cut cave behind the principal image of Buddha in the Kyakki Ohnmin Temple at Pagan, Burma.

Descriptive line

Votive table, Buddha, terracotta, from the Kyaukku Ohnmin Temple at Pagan, Burma, 11th century

Subjects depicted





South & South East Asia Collection

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