Sakyamuni Preaching: A Votive Stele

c. 565 BCE
Location: not on view
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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.


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.
Sakyamuni Preaching: A Votive Stele

Sakyamuni Preaching: A Votive Stele

c. 565 BCE

China, Northern Dynasties period (386–581 CE), Northern Zhou (557-581)

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