A PHYLLITE STONE STELE DEPICTING BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
2.000 € - 3.000 €
Description:North-East India, Pala period, c. 10th/ 11th c.
H. 39,5 cm
Sculpted in high relief with Buddha Shakyamuni seated in vajrasana on a lotus base placed on a throne set to the front with the wheel of the Buddhist Law flanked by a pair of deer, his hands in dharmacakramudra, wearing diaphanous monastic garment including a mantle covering both shoulders, his hairdo continuing into the ushnisha, a head-halo behind engraved with the Buddhist Creed inscription, the throne flanked by a pair of vyalakas and its horizontal upper beam supporting a pair of stupas.
Collection Dr. Rainer Kreissl (1924 - 2005) - Important Southern German private collection, collected before 1990 - Partly chipped, filled losses with lacquer