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Stupa drum panel with two scenes and part of a third, showing the Buddha with monks and worshippers. The incomplete scene shows two monks turned towards a Buddha indicated by the leafy branch from beside his lost head. The complete scene on the right shows the haloed Buddha in dhyāna, his right shoulder bare and an edge of the robe spread beneath the hands, on a plain strewn seat under branches. On his left two standing figures in uttarīya and paridhāna offer flowers; to his right stand a figure in Kuṣāṇa dress, hands joined, and another, damaged, behind. In the left-hand scene the haloed Buddha, taller than the other figures, is seated with both shoulders covered, discoursing in a free and lively posture towards his left, his right hand across his body while the other hand secures the robe in his lap. On either side and turned towards him, monks with covered hands in their laps sit on plain strewn seats and another two, beside the Buddha's halo, are also turned towards him, one with covered hands perhaps in his lap. Grooves mark the drapery folds. At the left side is a curving tree, on the right a hut or vihāra with hatching on the two usual domed roofs under an apparently plain finial.
The framing pilasters have Corinthian capitals under voluted double-bracket capitals with sawtooth enrichment and the usual base mouldings. The cornice has centrally grooved brackets of simplified on type with Corinthian capitals but lacking a carved soffit as on BM 1880.66 (compare BM 1888.0806.1); at the bottom are a prominent plinth and an almost flattened torus under a low fillet.
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Diameter: 7.20 centimetres
Height: 11.70 centimetres
Width: 38.70 centimetres
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- 1.Grey schist, broken, cracked and exfoliated.
2.Top flat, mainly smooth with a cramp mortise to each side, right side narrow and irregular, left side smooth.
3.Bottom flat and pitted with a curious line drawing.
4.Back with oblique chisel grooves.
5.Curved in section.
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- Purchased from General C. S. MacLean.
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