Relief Fragment with Flying Celestial Being
- India: Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati
- c. 200
- overall: 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 6 in. (44.45 x 31.75 x 15.24 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
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- © The Norton Simon Foundation
This stone architectural fragment is from the region of Andhra Pradesh, where white and greenish-white limestone is abundant. This sculpture was once part of the drum slab of a Buddhist stupa (reliquary mound). Flying figures were often included in Buddhist scenes of veneration to signify the Buddha’s divinity.
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