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Relief - Relief


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (made)

  • Date:

    4th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    grey schist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This vertical frieze is broken off from the top and bottom. It is divided in three scenes. In the centre frieze the Buddha stands frontally in abhayamudra flanked by two worshippers. On the left hand frieze, the Buddhas sit on low socles, in dhyanamudra with nimbus behind their heads.
On the right frieze, standing naked, Erotes are shown turned slightly towards the centre frieze; their hands are alternatively joined in admiration or their right hands raised in salutation.

Place of Origin

Gandhara (made)


4th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

grey schist


Height: 0.25 m, Length: 0.22 m

Descriptive line

Vertical frieze with various scenes of Buddha, worshippers and ertoes, grey schist, 4ht century AD, Gandhara.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.150, pl. LXXIIIa
Ackermann, Hans Christoph. Narrative Stone Reliefs from Gandhara in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Catalogue and Attempt at a Stylistic History. Reports and Memoirs. Director of the Series Giuseppe Tucci. Volume XVII. IsMEO, Rome, 1975.

Production Note



Hand carved

Subjects depicted



Bronze; Architectural fittings; Sculpture


South & South East Asia Collection

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