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A Black Stone Stele of Padmapani
PALA Property from a Japanese Collection
A Black Stone Stele of Padmapani

NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 10TH CENTURY

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A Black Stone Stele of Padmapani
Northeastern India, Pala Period, 10th Century
Well carved seated in 'Royal Ease' on a double-lotus base, his uppermost hands holding the lotus and a rosary, the head slightly tilted, his face with a benign expression, wearing armlets and necklaces, the arched mandorla with flame border and incised with the Buddhist creed
18¼ in. (46.3 cm.) high
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