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Relief - Relief


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Gandhara (made)

  • Date:

    2nd century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey schist

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Barger and Wright

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This relief is greatly damaged. It represents a story from Dipamkara Jataka. The girl who has sold the lotus flowers to Sumati stands in an almost frontal position at a door with recessed frame, about to throw lotus flowers. In the foreground Sumati kneels on the ground and spreading his hair for the Dipamkara Buddha to step upon.

Place of Origin

Gandhara (made)


2nd century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Grey schist


Height: 0.335 m, Length: 0.205 m

Object history note

Given by Barger and Wright.

Descriptive line

Relief of Dipamkara Jataka, grey schist, 2nd century AD, Swat valley Gandhara.

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

p.88, pl. XXVIa
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

Swat valley (Nawagai).


Hand carved

Subjects depicted



Sculpture; Architectural fittings; Buddhism


South & South East Asia Collection

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