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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian (Pakistan)
Title:Stele Fragment Depicting the Raising of the Buddha's Turban to Heaven Following His Tonsure
Date Made:3rd century CE
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Grey schist
Place Made:India; Gandhara, possibly Peshawar
Measurements:Overall: 4 7/8 in x 6 in x 4 15/16 in; 12.4 cm x 15.2 cm x 12.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1987.9
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Barbara Stoler Miller
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
This fragment was part of a larger relief composition with Buddha and a narrative of his life.

Tags:
Buddhism; figures; movement; narrative; religion

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