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A Green Schist Frieze of Buddha
A Green Schist Frieze of Buddha

SWAT VALLEY, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

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A Green Schist Frieze of Buddha
Swat Valley, 2nd/3rd Century
Crisply carved sitting in front of the Bodhi tree flanked by Indra and Brahma
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high

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This is the scene immediately after enlightenment, when Brahma persuades the somewhat reluctant Buddha to spread his message.

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