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Corner piece with two panels joined at right angles, each showing the Buddha and worshippers. On both scenes the unhaloed Buddha, his head long with a large uṣṇīṣa and rounded protruding eyes, is seated centrally between branches and two standing figures, in uttarīya, long hair, earrings and broad collar, who join their hands. In the left-hand scene the Buddha's covered hands are in dhyāna and in the other he is in abhaya, his left hand securing the robe in the lap. His seat has a motif of diagonally bisected panels on the left and is plain on the right. The carving throughout is clumsy and dry.
Separating the panels are pilasters with recessed oblong panels on the shaft, summary Corinthian capitals and the usual base mouldings. Above is a flattened torus with a pointed-leaf pattern.
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Diameter: 6.60 centimetres (each)
Height: 16 centimetres (each)
Width: 26 centimetres (each)
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
Perhaps the piece formed part of a harmikā. A corner joined at right angles in this way is unusual and the lack of any provision for attachment that might have indicated its use more clearly is unexpected.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, chipped and with left-hand panel reattached.
2.Top and bottom flat; both ends carved with pilaster returns.
3.Back mainly flat.
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Dr A. Jukes.
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