University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-64-225
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Buddhist
Provenience: Gandhara
Date Made: 1st Century - 3rd Century
Early Date: 0
Late Date: 1st Century - 3rd Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Slate
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Birth of the Buddha
Jataka Tales
Female Figures
Height: 29.2 cm
Length: 34.3 cm
Credit Line:Alexander Scott Expedition to India, 1915-1918

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Objects Speak: Media Through Time (17 Mar 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

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