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Nativity of the Buddha
Title Nativity of the Buddha
Title2 Nativity of the Buddha
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Early Sculpture
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Component Material II Stone
Component Material III Stone
Manufacturing Technique Chisiling and Carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Pre-Independent Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country Pre-Independent India
Provenance Gandhara, Pre-Independent India.
Origin Place Gandhara, Pre-Independent India.
Find Place Gandhara, Pre-Independent India.
Scribe NA
Style Gandhara Kushana
School Gandhara School of Arts
Patron/Dynasty Gandhara Kushana
Period / Year of Work C.2nd Century CE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 30.5 x 45.8 cm
Detailed Description Maya is in the center holding the branch of the shala tree with her right hand, the left hand being placed around the shoulder of her sister Mahaprajapati on whom she leans for support. The left is a woman holding what appears to be a whisk and another with spouted water pot. The child is just emerging from Maya's right side, the God Indra stretching out a towel in order to receive him. Behind him are two other figures, one with hands folded in adoration and the other waving a piece of cloth and touching his lips with a finger in a gesture expressing amazement. The rejoicing in the heavens is symbolized by musical instruments floating at the top
Brief Description Maya is in the center holding the branch of the shala tree with her right hand, the left hand being placed around the shoulder of her sister Mahaprajapati on whom she leans for support. The left is a woman holding what appears to be a whisk and another with spouted water pot. The child is just emerging from Maya's right side, the God Indra stretching out a towel in order to receive him. Behind him are two other figures, one with hands folded in adoration and the other waving a piece of cloth and touching his lips with a finger in a gesture expressing amazement. The rejoicing in the heavens is symbolized by musical instruments floating at the top