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Architectural Fragment

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Object Number:
29-64-246
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Indian (uncertain)
Provenience:
Gandhara
Date Made:
1st Century-2nd Century
Early Date:
0
Late Date:
199
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Slate
Technique:
Bas Relief
Carved
Iconography:
Sakyamuni
Asita
Description:
Fragment from stupa casing made out of micaceous slate. The top left of the fragment is arched and ends in a scroll. The right scene depicts an old man holding a child on his lap - doubtless the scene of the old hermit Asita holding the child Sakyamuni. The left side shows the Buddha as a newborn taking his first steps.
Height:
19.1cm
Length:
38.1cm
Credit Line:
Alexander Scott Expedition to India (1915-1918)
Other Number:
246   -   Other Number

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