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Ancient Buddhist Stone Tabletop Altar with a Lotus Flower

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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.   

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  • Of the Period
    Hellenistic
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    3rd-6th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 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 Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    LU931812553701
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