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Plaque, D38.321

Physical Description

A square clay tablet broken into three pieces with at least a further piece missing. Surface coloured red and grey (around the figures). There are four figures impressed upon it in relief; a large central one and smaller figures in each of the surviving corners. All four figures are seated on lotus thrones in the lotus position, except the bottom right figure which is standing. The details of each figure are quite indistinct, but were identified by visiting Tibetan monks (2/91). Figure 1: A lama (possibly Tsongkhapa); Figure 2: Shakyamuni Buddha (Gautama Buddha); Figure 3: Chenresig (Avalokiteshvara); Figure 4: Vajrapani.

Provenance

Locality:
Collected by: Dr Edith Huntley

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 63 x 65 x 12mm

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