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Votive tablet

Votive tablet

  • Place of origin:

    Pagan (made)

  • Date:

    11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    terra cotta

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stamped with a deeply sunk, low relief impression from a mould. Gautama Buddha is 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.

Place of Origin

Pagan (made)


11th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

terra cotta


Height: 3.5 in, Width: 6 in, Width: 3 in at base

Historical context note

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

Descriptive line

Votive tablet with seated Buddha, terracotta, from the Kyaukku Ohnmin Temple at Pagan, Burma, 11th century

Subjects depicted





South & South East Asia Collection

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