Visual display of the NG001, Stūpa Storey with Buddha Figures

  1. Stūpa storey
  2. Alternate view
  3. Alternate view
  4. Alternate view

NG001, Stūpa Storey with Buddha Figures

  • ca. 0100 - ca. 0299
  • Base of a model stūpa found in two pieces. The figured portion is bordered on the bottom with two rounded torus' and the top is bordered by a row of brackets surmounted by a rounded cornice. Each of the four sides contains four identical Buddhas each seated on a low platform. The Buddha figures hold their hands in dhyāna mudrā and have legs folded in padmāsana. The Buddhas are haloed. Branches from the trees that flank the figures bend towards the edge of the haloes. The hair is indicated by a wavy line with a prominent us̥n̥īs̥a. At each edge of the square platform is a Gandhāran-Corinthian pilaster with a bevilled flute, concave at the top, on each shaft. Two sides are partially broken. The bottom and top of the stone are flat. There is a mason's mark on the base on one side. See also NG390.
  • Location found: Surface

Publication Details

Date
ca. 0100 - ca. 0299
Description of Original
Soapstone, 4 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Local identifiers
CS-86-5-15
CS-86-5-16
NG001
For Staff
METS