Buddha's life scenes
Title Buddha's life scenes
Accession Number mar-scu-0052
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-04
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 181 X 95 X 14 cm
Brief Description Lime Stone - Dome slab depicts top to bottom: 1. Running animals 2. seated Buddha in abhaya-mudra, devotees on either side, two deer on the fore ground seated. 3. The Buddha being given alms. 4. The Buddha reaching the diamond throne - the Buddha seated on a coiled serpent-(Muchilinda).
Detailed Description Fully carved and fairly well preserved dome slab. From top to bottom the following are seen : (1) Animals moving towards right along the top border;(2) First sermon of Buddha at Sarnath- seated Buddha with right hand held in Abhaya-mudra flanked on either side by royal persons and monks and a pair of deer on the foreground near the throne; (3) Buddha receiving alms from Tyapussa and Bhallika, and (4) Buddha being protected from storm by serpent king Muchalinda and Buddha approaching the diamond throne.