A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century
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A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century
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A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century A black stone stele of Buddha Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century
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A black stone stele of Buddha
Northeast India, Pala period, circa 10th century
The Buddha stands within a domed shrine, fringed with lotus blossoms and raised stupas flaking his shoulders, with his right hand, the Buddha makes the gesture of charity, varada mudra and his left holds the pleated robe end, his body is draped in a sheer robe that falls in subtle pleats by his ankles.
26 1/2in (67.3 cm) high

Footnotes

  • For a related example see with raised stupas see Susan Huntington, The Pala Sena Schools of Sculpture, 1984, fig.109.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, Germany, 1970s
    Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, 1999
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