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A Buddhist Votive Tablet
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A Buddhist Votive Tablet

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Description Shakyamuni is depicted on the night of his enlightenment at Bodhgaya. He is flanked by two bodhisattvas (probably Avalokiteshvara and Maitreya, whose statues once stood beside the principal image at the Bodhgaya temple). Around the edge is an often-repeated text stating that Shakyamuni taught how mental phenomena arise and how they can be eliminated.
  • Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. Asia Society, New York. 2010.
Provenance B. N. Bharwy, New Delhi [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, February 1977, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2008, by gift.
Inscriptions front & back
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2008

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11th century
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H: 3 3/4 x W: 3 5/16 x D: 3/4 in. (9.53 x 8.41 x 1.91 cm)
  • Tibet (Place of Origin)
  • India, Bihar (Place of Origin)
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