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Plaque showing seated Buddha inside temple and Lakshachaitya

ca. 12th century C.E.

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Like the previous plaque this plaque too represents a votive donation. Here, too, the Buddha in bhumisparsa mudrais enshrined in the Bodh Gaya temple. The merit gained by donating Laksha-chaitya, i.e. a lakh ofstupasis symbolically represented by the multiplestupassurrounding the temple. This theme has been a popular subject in Nepalipatapaintings. The Buddhist creed is inscribed at the bottom.

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  • Title: Plaque showing seated Buddha inside temple and Lakshachaitya
  • Date: ca. 12th century C.E.
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Terracotta, 13.4x10x2.6cm.
  • Provenance: Bodhgaya, Bihar, India.
  • Type: Sclupture

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