<em>Gandhara Lintel Frieze</em>, ca. 3rd century. Grey Schist, 13 1/4 × 14 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (33.7 × 36.8 × 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 69.125.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.125.8_PS11.jpg)

Gandhara Lintel Frieze

Medium: Grey Schist

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3rd century

Dimensions: 13 1/4 × 14 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (33.7 × 36.8 × 8.3 cm) mount (overall): 13 1/2 × 14 3/4 × 3 1/2 in. (34.3 × 37.5 × 8.9 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor


Accession Number: 69.125.8

Image: 69.125.8_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A fine fragment from a relief, depicting the Parinivana of the Buddha, the body lying on a cushioned couch with elaborate legs and a richly decorated cloth turned back at the bottom corners; six figures standing around, possibly monks and the Malla chieftains; one at each end of the couch, three behind, the two remaining undamaged gazing at the body, and one in front, probably Subhadra. Thick foliage of Sal trees above. Condition: Second figure from left (viewer's) is badly worn. Upper pare of Buddha figure very worn. Two figures at left and right ends of couch are chipped in areas; Lower area of relief is chipped.

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