Buddha with Honey-Monkey

Features:

  • monkey on base making an offering of honey, indicative of the events that took place in the Parileyaka forest,
  • parasol over head,
  • halo,
  • alms bowl,
  • full lotus sitting posture,
  • stupas or reliquaries,
  • lions in base,
  • fine lines on robes,
  • double lotus seat,
  • robe over both shoulders,
  • urna as dot,
  • lips outlined

Date: 10th century
Found/Acquired: Bodhgaya (Bihar, Gaya District, Bodhgaya)
Materials:  stone (basalt)
Dimensions: H 11.3in W 7.7in

Full Size Image
Original Museum Website (with more information)

(c) British Museum

Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya is the place, along the river Neranjara, that the Buddha attained enlightenment.

 

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