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Given by the Royal Asiatic Society
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Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 3
This tablet is in the form of a peepul leaf (ficus religiosa), deeply impressed with the subject in medium relief, from a metal die.
In the middle is a shrine within which is seated Gautama the Buddha in the "earth-witness" - bhumisparsa attitude, the remaining space being with twelve small stupas. At the bottom, in Devanagari-characters is the "Ye dharma" & etc., or Buddhist creed.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Width: 2.5 in, Height: 3.7 in, Depth: l.4 in
Object history note
Inventoried as part of the contents of the former India Museum transferred to South Kensington Museum in November 1879. Formerly gifted to the V&A and reaccessioned in 1924.
Votive tablet, Seated Buddha, terracotta, Burma
Ceramics; India Museum
South & South East Asia Collection