Lotus Relief, Fragment from the crosspiece of a stupa railing in MathuraArtist(s)IndianArtist NationalityIndian (South Asian)Object Creation Date3rd centuryMedium & Supportred sandstoneDimensions
11 1/4 in x 8 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in (28.5 cm x 21.7 cm x 6 cm);12 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in (30.48 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.99 cm);11 1/4 in x 8 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in (28.5 cm x 21.7 cm x 6 cm)Credit LineGift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer CollectionSubject matter
In Buddhism the lotus is an emblem of purity and enlightenment, growing from murky depths to blossom majestically above the surface of the water.Physical Description
The red mottled sandstone of this lotus relief is unique to the Sikri quarry, just outside of Mathura.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypereliefAdditional Object Classification(s)SculptureCollection AreaAsianRights
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