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Object Number:84-13-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mon (uncertain)
Khmer (uncertain)
Provenience: Thailand (uncertain)
Cambodia (uncertain)
Period: Dvaravati Period (uncertain)
Date Made: Dvaravati
Early Date: 500
Late Date: 1099
Credit Line:Gift of Harvey Gutman, 1984


Carved gray stone corner architectural element. A fragment from a provincial temple in the vicinity of the Thai-Cambodian Border. The corner architechtural element is carved on two sides with a figure of the Buddha seated on a Naga. It illustrates the episode of the Serpent King who raised his hood and sheltered the meditating Sakyamuni form a storm. Originally four outward-looking haloed Buddhas: two remain and two have been partially or totally removed. At base, a smaller Buddha originally sat between each larger figure; now only two remain. There are traces of black pigment.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Catalogue] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather, and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 49View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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