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Part of the central compartment of a false gable panel showing a scene with the Buddha. At the top a balcony, with three projections and a balustrade of vertical and sloping uprights, contains female spectators, three holding flowers in their raised right hands. In the central scene below is a seated haloed Buddha, with flowering branches beside his head; he is in abhaya, his face squarish, eyes open, mouth a slit and hair drawn back. His robe is ridged and terraced, the plain neckline in relief. To his right are a Vajrapāṇi with a vajra and lion's skin headdress (see BM 1970.0718.1) emerging from the background, a monk with a hairline and bared right shoulder, holding a fly-whisk, and a smiling head with a crested turban. In the damaged quadrant are part of a tree, a seated figure with a crested turban looking into the central scene and a damaged head with a chignon.
The side of the central scene has a beaded border; above and on the quadrant beside it is a sawtooth enrichment.
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Diameter: 7.60 centimetres
Height: 20.10 centimetres
Width: 36.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
This piece was evidently joined to an originally separate upper compartment. For a larger lower panel with visible mortises implying the same see Berlin MIK I 51 (Uhlig, 1979: 87, no. 18).
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken, exfoliated and with soil incrustation.
2.Flat and smooth top with mason's lines and, at back, two mortises, one perhaps to accommodate a tenon from above, another for a cramp to back; curved cornice top smooth, all other edges irregularly broken.
3.Lower part of monk reattached.
4.Back with vertical chisel grooves.
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from General C. S. MacLean.
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