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a north indian, pala style, phyllite stone stele of buddha sakyamuni
a north indian, pala style, phyllite stone stele of buddha sakyamuni

11TH CENTURY

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a north indian, pala style, phyllite stone stele of buddha sakyamuni
11th century
Seated in vajrasana on a lotus placed on a throne, with a pair of lions, his right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the left resting on his lap, wearing diaphanous cloak, necklace, his face with meditative expression, urna, aquiline nose, elongated earlobes with large ear rings, high pointed three-leaf crown, halo behind, flanked by two standing Buddha figures, a pair of stupas and parinirvana scene above, the reverse with the Buddhist creed inscription
38 cm high, on wooden base
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