||Worship of Buddha
||Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
||Reserve Collection - 01
||Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district Andhra pradesh
||Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
||Late phase of Amaravathi school
|Period / Year of Work
||C. 3rd/4th century CE
||155 X 55 X 13 cm
||Lime Stone-Vertical slab- Seated Buddha in Abhya Mudra on top.
Below - Naga and Nagini worshipping (stading in a lotus pond
with fish and ducks). Mended.
||A vertical drum slab, unusually slender and sufficiently
deviating from the standard pattern both in form and content.
Instead of a stupa the upper part of the slab shows a medium
sized figure of seated Buddha with right hand held in abhaya
mudra. He sits on a throne under the halo and Naga
Muchalinda. Buddha is shown wearing a double-lined upper
garment, rather unusual and the only extant example of its
kind from Nagarjunakonda. Below the throne figures of Naga
and Nagini are standing in adoration in a lotus pond with
fish and ducks. This panel may suggest the Anatotta lake,
associated with Mayadevi's conception. The two panels are
separated by ornate horizontal bands. Mended.