Devotees of the Buddha (fragment of a frieze from a stupa, from Nagarjunakonda?)Artist(s)IndianArtist NationalityIndian (South Asian)Object Creation Date2nd century - 3rd centuryMedium & SupportlimestoneDimensions
25 1/8 in x 10 11/16 in x 5 1/2 in (63.8 cm x 27.2 cm x 14 cm);25 1/8 in x 10 11/16 in x 5 1/2 in (63.8 cm x 27.2 cm x 14 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundSubject matter
This stone slab is a fragment from a much larger piece that originally had narrative scenes focusing on an event in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha on either side. Here, we see lay devotees looking on in admiration, both the left and to the right.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object Typenarrative reliefCollection AreaAsianRights
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bas-relief (sculpture technique)