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Title

Model of the temple at Bodhgaya

10th century-11th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Bodhgaya Bihar India
    Period
    Pala Period circa 760 - 1142 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact provenance@ag.nsw.gov.au

    Estate of Alex Biancardi, 1998-Feb 2000, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia