- Museum number
- Object: The Presentation of the Bowls.
Stupa drum panel showing the Presentation of the Bowls. The seated Buddha holds a bowl in his left hand while his right rests upon it, taking food. He wears his over-robe to cover both shoulders with a round neckline in relief and its edges fall from the forearms over both knees. His face is long and oval and the hair is drawn back into the uṣṇīṣa. Above are the remains of branches on either side of the head; the seat, with a simple plinth, shows a triangular motif with indentations, perhaps intended for stylised opening lotuses alternately inverted on the face. On the Buddha's right a damaged turbaned and crested figure in uttarīya and paridhāna carries a bowl, and vestiges of another figure appear beside him; on his left stand two similar figures with collar or necklace and a third joins his hands. On both sides, behind and above the mahārājas, are vestiges of standing figures. All the figures have full, oval faces with protruding rounded eyes.
The framed Persepolitan column has damaged addorsed bulls above, and the bottom of the scene a damaged plain framing fillet. The panel is complete as to width and the symmetry of the composition must therefore have been completed on an adjacent piece.
- Production date
Diameter: 9.20 centimetres
Height: 14.90 centimetres
Width: 35.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
Suggestive similarities are presented by BM 1940.0713.3 from the same donor and perhaps the same site or area (probably in Swat). Also similar is Berlin MIK I 248, with no recorded findspot.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken, cracked and with much soil incrustation.
2.Top and bottom flat and with modern holes drilled for wooden pegs.
3.Both sides flat and sloping inwards to back.
4.Back very uneven and perhaps reduced in modern times.
5.Curved in section.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Presentation of the Bowls
- Acquisition date
- Registration number