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Visual display of the NG399, Narrative Relief

  1. Relief - Buddha & devotees
  2. Close up - Buddha in full body halo
  3. Black and white photo
  4. B&W close-up Buddha

NG399, Narrative Relief

  • ca. 0100 - ca. 0299
  • Fragment of a circular frieze defined above by a thin plain fillet surmounted by a band with dentil ornamentation and a plain fillet below. The Buddha is surrounded by a full body halo, which is decorated with hash marks at the edges. He sits on a low platform, under the branches of a tree. He is meditating, indicated by his hands held in the dhyāna mudrā. On either side of him, a figure kneels with hands held before them in the gesture of adoration, añjali mudrā. They are somewhat larger than the figures who follow behind them. One wears a turban and the other a topknot. Behind the turbaned figure are three ascetics, two standing and one seated on a bedroll in front of a straw hut. The seated ascetic holds a water bottle in one hand and the other is raised. The scene may be one of adoration though it could also indicate the moment when the deities Śakra/Indra and Brahma entreat the Buddha to preach.There is a groove and socket on the upper side and two tenons on the lower.
  • Location found: Surface

Publication Details

ca. 0100 - ca. 0299
Description of Original
Black Schist, 3" x 12 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Local identifiers
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