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Siddhartha sees corpse.
Title Siddhartha sees corpse.
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-02
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Find Place Nagarjunakonda valley , Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Style Nagarjunakonda art.
School Late phase of Amaravathi school
Patron/Dynasty Ikshavakas
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Dimensions 112 X 86 X 16 cm
Detailed Description Mutilated dome-slab of a stupa showing Buddha witnessing four messengers corresponding to the three considerations viz. the old man, the sick man, the corpse and the monk. The extant portion shows a row of animals moving towards right as the top border. The upper, better preserved panels depicts Siddhartha witnessing the procession of a corpse while riding a horse. Wailing persons are seen around the corpse. This panel is a good example of the artists capability to handling two different compositional groups and their spatial arraignment. The other three viz. An old man, a diseased man and the ascetic are probably shown in the lower panel of which the available portion presents the ascetic on the left side.
Brief Description Lime Stone - Dome slab - Siddhartha sees a corpse while riding a horse. Wailing persons are seen around the corpse. Mended.