Buddha's life scenes
Title Buddha's life scenes
Accession Number mar-scu-0051
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-04
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 Ikshavakus
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Dimensions 172 X 86 X 14 cm
Brief Description Lime Stone - Dome-slab depicts (Top to bottom): 1.seated Buddha in abhaya-mudra surrounded by devotees 2. Mara's assault 3. Sujata offering Payasa (milk-rice) to the Buddha. Mended.
Detailed Description Dome slab of a stupa with three sculptured panels narrating the events of Buddha's life. The upper panel shows Buddha seated with right hand in abhaya-mudra preaching the law of the world to the devotees surrounding him. The middle panel depicts Mara's futile assault and Buddha emerging victorious. The bottom panel has the carving of the pious lady Sujata offering payasa (milk rise) to Buddha seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree at Uruvela. Mended.