University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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 Buddha
Asita
Height: 19.1cm
Length: 38.1cm
Credit Line:Alexander Scott Expedition to India, 1915-1918
Other Number246 - Other Number

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.


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