Fragment of two rejoined parts of a buff clay votive plaque. Probably originally oval in shape with a shallow rim. The central Buddha figure is seated in dharmacakra mudra. There are two subsidiary figures the the right of the Buddha.
- Made in: Malaysianear Penang (northern)
- Excavated/Findspot: Penang, found in a cave in the district of Patania in the vicinity of Penang
- (Asia,Malaysia,West Malaysia,Pinang,Penang)
- Height: 8.5 centimetres (max)
- Width: 5 centimetres
- Depth: 1.5 centimetres
the fragment has been repaired, the surface is very abraded
Book of Presents : Department of Oriental, British, Medieval Antiquities and Ethnography. British Museum 11 November 1864. Mr Bliss has the honourof reporting to the Trustees that six terra cotta impressions of seals with inscriptions in an old Pali character supposed to be Buddhist prayers and two fragments of terra cotta impressions of seals representing Buddhist deities found in a cave in the district of Patania in the vicinity of Penang, have been received in the department for the Trustees, offered as presents by Mr. W. E. Jevons of 6 Rumford Place Liverpool. The subject of these inscriptions requires further investigations to elucidate their contents and copies have been made for that purpose.
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Object reference number: EAS1523
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