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Ancient Buddhist Stone Tabletop Altar with a Lotus Flower
An exceptional and very early Buddhist stone altar equipped with two handgrips for moving it to the spot of the planned sacrifice. Carved by hand from a single block of schist between the 3rd and 6th century AD in the Aryan kingdom of Gandhara then being part of ancient India. The relief shows an encircled lotus flower a mayor Buddhistic symbol of enlightenment for the reason that everywhere baby Buddha stepped Lotus flowers bloomed. Dimensions: 46 x 6 x 22 cm. Provenance: Ex private coll. Van Bergen, s’ - Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Acquired in the 1980s. Remarks: Relief showing a lotus flower, an important Buddhistic symbol of enlightenment: “Everywhere baby Buddha stepped a lotus flower bloomed”. Listed 2015 BAAF, no. 146.
- Of the PeriodHellenistic
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture3rd-6th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 2.37 in. x W 18.12 in. x D 8.67 in.H 6 cm x W 46 cm x D 22 cm
- Seller LocationAntwerp, BE
- Reference NumberLU931812553701
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