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Worship of Chakra

unknown100-200 C.E

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

The scene represents worship of the wheel, which was one
of the symbols of the Buddha before the introduction of his
anthropomorphic image. The wheel stands for the Buddha's
first sermon delivered in the deer park at Sarnath, suggested
here by the presence of the two addorsed deer on the shaft,
when he set the wheel of the law in motion. Of the two
flanking couples, the eminence of the couple on the proper
right is suggested by the male carrying a garland and the
female kneeling down to mske an offering.

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Details

  • Title: Worship of Chakra
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 100-200 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: 60x50x14cm
  • Provenance: Bharhut, Satna, Madhya Pradesh
  • Accession Number: 305

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