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Lotus Relief, Fragment from the crosspiece of a stupa railing in Mathura

Accession Number
1963/1.90

Title
Lotus Relief, Fragment from the crosspiece of a stupa railing in Mathura

Artist(s)
Indian

Artist Nationality
Indian (South Asian)

Object Creation Date
3rd century

Medium & Support
red sandstone

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

Subject 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 Type
relief

Additional Object Classification(s)
Sculpture

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
balustrades
lotus (motif)
stupas

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