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Sakyamuni Preaching: A Votive Stele

Sakyamuni Preaching: A Votive Stele

c. 565

Yellow mottled stone

Average: 13.7 x 9.9 x 5.3 cm (5 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.561

Location

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Originally the figures and background were painted; traces of red and black remain. The figures’ clothing and some exposed skin were gilded.

Description

The stele shows the historic Buddha Sakyamuni preaching, his lotus throne being flanked by lions, two attendants, and two disciples. There is a date and inscriptions on both sides of the stone.

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