A STONE PLAQUE WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF BUDDHA NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY

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Lot 3019
A STONE PLAQUE WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF BUDDHA
NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY

US$ 100,000 - 150,000
HK$ 780,000 - 1,200,000
A STONE PLAQUE WITH SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF BUDDHA
NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2369
4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 印度東北部 帕拉時期 約十二世紀 佛本生故事小型石碑

    Portable, intricately carved, and packed with stories about the life of Buddha, this particularly fine pyrophyllite stone plaque belongs to a small group that occupy a pivotal place within Buddhist art history and the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia.

    Originally carved during the Pala period in Northeast India (8th-12th centuries), these plaques have been discovered in remote repositories as far as Tibet, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka; some bearing inscriptions just as varied, including Newari, Tibetan, and Chinese (see British Museum, acc.#1945,1017.252).

    Another plaque was recently sold at Sotheby's, New York, 16 March 2016, lot 754, and nine others located within Tibetan monasteries are published in von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Vol. 1, Hong Kong, 2001, pp.400-05, pls.129A-31C.

    Provenance
    Sotheby's, New York, 28 October 1991, lot 103
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