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Frieze

Bas Relief

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Object Number:
29-64-225
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Indian
Buddhist
Provenience:
India
Gandhara
Date Made:
1st Century - 3rd Century
Early Date:
0
Late Date:
299
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Slate
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Birth of the Buddha
Jataka Tales
Female Figures
Description:
Prince Siddhartha Gautama in the palace with his wife, a scene before the Great Departure. He is lying on a couch and his wife is sitting on the edge of the bed holding a small flask. Pillars are at each side. On the left a female figure is departing outside the left pillar. The background over the prince's head is three bands of triangles.
Height:
29.2cm
Length:
34.3cm
Credit Line:
Alexander Scott Expedition to India (1915-1918)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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