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Part of a stupa drum panel with a caitya arch frieze of Buddhas in three compartments. Each compartment contains a damaged Buddha with hands apparently wrapped in dhyāna on a rectangular seat. Where intact, the pointed arches are moulded and with sawtooth enrichment, large volutes with beaked heads, big grape pendants, the central pair reaching the floor, and birds (peacocks) on the sides looking backwards. The doors inside have plain sloping jambs. The three framed Persepolitan divider columns have addorsed bulls for capitals and lack plinths beneath the pots. Above is a band of open four-petalled
rosettes separated by the stack motif of opening flowers, and the framing fillet below is plain.
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Diameter: 4.50 centimetres
Height: 9.30 centimetres
Width: 33 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
The vestiges of red pigment on this panel must remain from the red bole or ground applied beneath gilding, of which pinpoints also survive here. See also BM 1965.0801.4.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken, chipped, with vestiges of red pigment, gilding and soil incrustation.
2.Top and bottom flat and smooth, top with remains of cramp mortise to back on left; right side flat and sloping inwards to back; left side irregularly broken.
3.Back flat, a little uneven.
4.Only front curved in section.
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