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Votive tablet

Votive tablet

  • Place of origin:

    Pagan (Made)

  • Date:

    Unknown (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terra cotta

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 17, shelf 3

Physical description

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

Pagan (Made)


Unknown (made)



Materials and Techniques

Terra cotta


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.

Descriptive line

Votive tablet, Seated Buddha, terracotta, Burma

Production Note



Terra cotta

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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