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Devotees of the Buddha (fragment of a frieze from a stupa, from Nagarjunakonda?)

Accession Number
1972/2.42

Title
Devotees of the Buddha (fragment of a frieze from a stupa, from Nagarjunakonda?)

Artist(s)
Indian

Artist Nationality
Indian (South Asian)

Object Creation Date
2nd century - 3rd century

Medium & Support
limestone

Dimensions
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 Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Subject 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 Type
narrative relief

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
bas-relief (sculpture technique)
stupas
trees

2 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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