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  • Description

    Stele with a figure of seated Amitābha Buddha, flanked by Mahāsthāmaprāpta and Avalokiteśvara, with a pair of serpent deities below. Caved in grey sandstone; projecting rectangular tenon.

  • Date

    • 9thC-10thC
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.5 centimetres
    • Width: 18 centimetres
    • Depth: 7.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 6.4 kilograms
  • Exhibition history

    2010/11 14 Oct- 3 Apr, London BM, Images and Sacred Texts: Buddhism across Asia

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    28 June 2010

    Treatment proposal

    Check for pigment in burial deposit using a microscope, possible consolidation of deposits. Light clean. Retouch scratches.


    Bural deposit on the object, some areas require consolidation.

    Treatment details

    Dry cleaned using *WISH*. Removed dirt and sponge residues with a soft brush and vacuum cleaner. Surface cleaned with distilled water applied with swabs of cotton wool.

    Friable areas consolidated with 3% Mowital B30H (polyvinyl butyral) in *IMS*. Scratches retouched using Cryla acrylic colours.

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Figure (Buddha). Stone plaque of figures with 2 Buddhas and 2 Nagas on a lotus.

Figure (Buddha). Stone plaque of figures with 2 Buddhas and 2 Nagas on a lotus.

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