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- Object: Panel showing seated and standing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Panel in two registers showing seated and standing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. On the upper register, on the right, is seated a damaged turbaned Bodhisattva in 'dhyānamudrā' with uttarīya and paridhāna, vestiges of a crested turban, the usual ornaments and three cylindrical boxes on a cord which passes under the right arm. The next three figures towards the left are seated Buddhas, two in 'dhyānamudrā' with covered hands flanking a preaching Buddha with bare right shoulder but with exactly the same robe edges and fall of drapery on the left. On the extreme left sits Maitreya in 'abhayamudrā' with a water pot in the left hand; he wears an uttarīya and a paridhāna, the usual ornaments, and a plain double cord under his right arm; a horizontal length of hair, secured by a knot in the middle and looped at one end, lies over an abundant head of hair. Each of the figures is seated on an obconical gynoecium rising from a lotus seat with a double row of downturned and centrally grooved petals.
In the lower register, again from right to left, the standing turbaned Bodhisattva, in uttarīya, paridhāna and the usual ornaments and with two suspended cylindrical boxes, was formerly in abhaya, and the left hand rests clumsily on the front of the hip; the three Buddhas, with the usual three robes visible, are all in 'abhayamudrā' with large concave hands, and Maitreya is otherwise as above but on the cord under the right arm are three cylindrical boxes.
On all the garments paired grooves define folds, and hanging vertically between each figure is a garland. Above both registers is a sawtooth cornice and at the bottom of the panel is a plain framing fillet.
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Diameter: 6.60 centimetres
Height: 36.20 centimetres
Width: 37.20 centimetres
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- 1.Grey schist, broken and exfoliated.
2.Top flat, partly smooth with vestiges of rectangular tenons and a cramp mortise to each side; sides roughly flat, left perhaps once rebated behind.
3.Bottom roughly flat with remains of tenon on right. Back with narrow horizontal chisel grooves.
4.Round pinhole from front to back.
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