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Gandhara panel British Museum

Gandhara panel British Museum
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Seated Buddha in dhyāna. The major drapery folds, chiefly in well-rounded ridges and terraces, are flattened at the knees to form low strips. The neckline, in high relief, is somewhat plunging, a semi-circular edge of the robe overlaps the seat while gathered drapery spreads from the left wrist to lie almost flat beside it and another edge is seen below the right forearm;

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The Buddha

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Panel showing the Death of the Buddha. Lying on his side, head turned to his right and feet away from each other, the Buddha holds his right hand, apparently emerging from the high neckline, as if in abhaya below his head and against the bordered halo. His left hand is covered by the robe, which continues in pleats below it. The hair is wavy into the uṣṇīṣa, the long oval

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The Death of the Buddha.

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Reliquary casket, cylindrical in shape; made of gold and inset with garnets. The casket tapers slightly towards the rim and lacks a lid. The arcading round the side consists of eight pointed caitya-arches resting on pilasters. Each arch has a plain recessed face and the pilaster capitals consist of a plain fillet above a torus and a fillet. The pilaster shafts have each a recessed oblong panel with an outlined border curved at the top and the base mouldings repeat those of the capitals in a

Image gallery: The Bimaran Reliquary.

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Reliquary casket, cylindrical in shape; made of gold and inset with garnets. The casket tapers slightly towards the rim and lacks a lid. The arcading round the side consists of eight pointed caitya-arches resting on pilasters. Each arch has a plain recessed face and the pilaster capitals consist of a plain fillet above a torus and a fillet. The pilaster shafts have each a recessed oblong panel with an outlined border curved at the top and the base mouldings repeat those of the capitals in a

The Bimaran Reliquary.

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Top scene of three on an upright showing the Buddha standing and flanked by Brahmā and Indra. The haloed Buddha stands frontally in slight flexion, his right knee forward, the broken right hand originally in abhaya, the left pendent and covered in the over-robe. The neckline is tight and the drapery folds are mainly ridged. His head is oval and full. To the Buddha's left and

1.The Buddha flanked by Indra and Brahmā (top). 2.Encounter with a drummer (middle). 3.Story of the dog (bottom).

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Part of an upright with two scenes, the incomplete lower scene shows the Hymn of the nāga Kālika; for the upper scene see below under BM 1880.196. The Bodhisattva, who is taller than the other figures and leans forward in three-quarter view, wears the monastic robe over both shoulders with two undergarments showing, his left hand apparently covered in the robe at

Hymn of the nāga Kālika. / The Presentation of the Bowls.

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Panel showing the Assault of Māara. The haloed Bodhisattva sits touching the bodhimaṇḍa with his right hand from under the over-robe while his left holds high a loop of drapery and a gathered length from the robe below it which falls and spreads onto the seat; the drapery folds on his broad and full chest are shown as wide alternating grooves and ridges. His face is oval and

The Assault of Māra.

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One of four faces of this stupa base or harmikā block shows the Birth of the Bodhisattva. Māyā, with the left leg across the right at the ankles, wears a draped garment from the left shoulder, a paridhāna round it, a scarf which passes behind the back and hangs from both upper arms, a cross-hatched wreath headdress on top of the head, earrings, bracelets, a collar and

The Birth of the Buddha. / The Assault of Māra. / The Entreaty to Preach the Doctrine. / The First Sermon of the Buddha.

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Panel showing the Buddha preaching between two standing Bodhisattvas. The haloed and seated Buddha wears the over-robe leaving his right shoulder and feet bare and an undergarment visible below his right shoulder; it lies on the seat beside a fall of gathered drapery from his left wrist which spreads out. The drapery folds are defined mainly by paired grooves separating broad flat strips. The head is a long and regular oval; the hair, representing the Indian snail-shell curl tradition…

The Buddha preaching flanked by two bodhisattvas.

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Part of a panel showing the hand of the Bodhisattva laying grass on the seat of Enlightenment (bodhimaṇḍa) beneath the bodhi tree. On the right the hand of the lost standing Bodhisattva lays a long bundle of grass on the plain flat top of the bodhimaṇḍa. Behind it a figure rises almost in profile wearing uttarīya and with hair drawn back into a chignon secured with a fillet and a

The Bodhimaṇḍa.

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