Ian Lockwood

MUSINGS, TRIP ACCOUNTS AND IMAGES FROM SOUTH ASIA

Amarvathis_circle_with_Buddha_1(B&W2)(MR)(06_18)

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A richly carved panel from the Amarāvatī Stupa housed in the Chennai (Madras) Museum. The image depicts the Buddha giving a sermon under the bodhi tree. It appears that at some point in its life someone has made an effort to remove facial representations from this piece of limestone.

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