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Title

Model of the temple at Bodhgaya

10th century-11th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The temple at Bodhgaya marks the site where the Buddha attained Enlightenment ('bodhi') and has thus become an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. The portable model of the temple is finely carved with friezes depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha, bodhisattvas and other guardian figures. Models such as this were sold to pilgrims as souvenirs of their visit and might have been kept on the worshipper's home altar.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.32.


Details


Place where the work was made

Bodhgaya Bihar India


Date

10th century-11th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

chlorite


Dimensions

8.8 x 5.4 x 6.8 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

10.2000



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Buddhist Art', Sydney, 2003, 32 (colour illus.).