Sakras visit to the Buddha
Title Sakras visit to the Buddha
Accession Number mar-scu-0071
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-05
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 203 X 90 X 13cm
Brief Description Lime Stone - Dome slab depicts - top to bottom: Triratnas, running lions, Sakra's visit to the Buddha, Apalala Damana being Vanquished by Vajrapani. Mended.
Detailed Description Well preserved ornate dome-slab of a stupa. From top to bottom are depicted a row of triratnas, running lions moving towards right and three narrative panels. The upper panel depicts the scene in which Buddha is granting an audience to Sakra(Indra). The middle panel shows Buddha preaching (with raised right hand) dharma, being seated on a high throne and Sakra bidding him adieu. The lower panel registers the episode of Apalala damana (Vajrapani vanquishing Apalala)