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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

Within a pointed arch, stamped with a deeply sunk, low relief impression from a mould. Gautama Buddha seated on a lotus throne in the bhumisparsa attitude, flanked by the standing figures of his two great apostles, Maudgalyayana and Sariputra. This trio is framed in three trefoil headed arches surmounted by umbrella or stupas, with smaller stupas disposed in the interspaces.

Place of Origin

Pagan (made)


11th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Terra cotta

Marks and inscriptions

A hand written label is pasted on the bottom of the front inscribed:- "Buddhist votive stamped brick. Taguang, Irawaddy River, Upper Burma, The oldest known capital prob. 4th or 5th century AD


Height: 8.5 in, Width: 6 in

Object history note

From Robert Sewell

Historical context note

Founded in 1904 in a rock cut cave behind the principal image of Buddha in the Kyaukku Ohnmin 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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