Buddhism originated in India appr. from the 5th cent. B.C. onwards. Buddhism came to Tibet from the 7th century. The transmission of the teaching from India took place in a process that lasted for centuries.
This Buddha clay panel was made as a low relief of fired clay. It originates from North India [Bihar] or from the north of Burma [today Myanmar] and shows the historical Buddha Shakyamuni in the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in eastern India.
Buddha is sitting on a lotus throne and he holds his right hand in the earth touching gesture [bhumisparsa mudra] as a symbol of his enlightenment and victory over the devil . He is flanked by the Dipankara Buddha [left] and Maitreya Buddha [right]. In the upper part of the panel several small stupas were depicted [today only partially recognizable]. At the lower edge is the one unfortunately no longer readable line in Devanagari script. Presumably it is the Buddhist creed.
The plaque is extremely aesthetically designed and provides a beautiful and stylish focal point in a room.
Status report: The age of at least 800 years has left its mark. The upper part of the tsa tsa is no longer completely preserved.
The integrated stand makes placement simple.
|Measurements with stand:
|8.8 x 6.4 x 2.8 inches | 22 x 16 x 7 cm
|Measurements without stand:
|7.2 x 6.0 x 2.0 inches | 18 x 15 x 5 cm
|Parcel Service from Germany
|10th - 12thcent.
|Display [1.2 MB, 2396 x 3123 px.]