Limestone relief panel depicting the Great Departure of Prince Siddhartha
This fragmentary relief depicts the departure of Prince Siddhartha from his palace at Kapilavastu to start on a spiritual quest that leads him to Buddhahood. Though he is not visible, the Buddha's presence is symbolically referred to by the parasol held over his horse, Kanthaka, as it leaves the palace behind, trotting out of the torana (arched gateway).
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