Worshippers Venerate the Buddha

Worshippers Venerate the Buddha
Artist:
Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara
Date:
100 - 399  
Medium:
Schist 
Dimensions:
9-1/4 x 22-1/8 x 3 in. (23.5 x 56.2 x 7.6 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1980.01.1.S 
Copyright:
 
On View
Description

A meditating Buddha, seated on a grass-strewn seat under a bodhi tree, is surrounded by male worshippers. This fragment possibly depicts the gods celebrating the Buddha’s victory over Mara the Tempter and his three daughters, who tried unsuccessfully to prevent the Buddha from attaining enlightenment.

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