Buddha's life scenes
Title Buddha's life scenes
Accession Number mar-scu-0049
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 90 X 14cm
Brief Description Lime Stone - Dome-slab shows three panels. Top - birth of Siddhartha. Centre - Mahabhinishkramana. Bottom - Mara's assault. Mended.
Detailed Description Dome-slab of a stupa narrating the events in Buddha's life in three panels. The Upper register narrates the birth of Siddhartha. Mayadevi delivering the child in the Lumbini garden. Four Maha-Brahmas are receiving the child on a golden net. Maya stands against the Sala tree in attractive posture. Gautama is represented as a purna-kalasa to the right side of Maya. A lady holding a chhatra (umbralla) appears above as a mark of sovereignty (Chakravartin). The middle panel enunciates Mahabhinishkramana(Great renunciation) scene. The bottom panel shows the assault of Mara and victory of Master. Mended.