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Scene from the Life of the Buddha

Creation date: 2nd century
Creation place: Pakistan

Other Information

Type: Stone Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stone
Credit Line: Gift of Bruce Kamerling
Accession Number: 1993.42
Dimensions: 7 5/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (19.37 cm x 26.04 cm x 6.35 cm)


The Galleries at La Jolla, La Jolla, California ( - May 28 1983)

Naseem & Sons, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan ( - )

Bruce Kamerling, San Diego, California (May 28, 1983 - September 24, 1993)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (September 24, 1993 - )

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Temple, Palace, Mosque: 2010

Many scenes from the biography of the Buddha adorned the exterior of sacred sites in South Asia. Here, the Buddha, shown with the halo, appears to be returning to his hometown where he meets his father the king for the first time since his departure from the palace. A figure at the right, now broken, holds a flywhisk to indicate that the Buddha is the true spiritual sovereign.
Last Updated: 3/13/2014


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Temple, Palace, Mosque: Southern Asian & Persian Art , 1/2/2010 - 2/1/2011

Temple Palace and Mosque Rotations San Diego Museum of Art , 8/16/2010 - 00/00/00

Temple, Palace, Mosque: Temple Arts for Sacred Spaces of Southern Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 6/23/2012 - 1/6/2013

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd to 16th Century , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd - 6th century The San Diego Museum of Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

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