Worship of Buddha
Title Worship of Buddha
Accession Number mar-scu-0063
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Reserve Collection - 01
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 155 X 55 X 13 cm
Brief Description 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.
Detailed Description 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.