The Death of the Buddha (Parinirvana)

dp123361Features distinctive of the passing away of the Buddha:

  • Buddha reclining on his right side,
  • people surrounding the Buddha clearly upset (see full size image),
  • monk seated on the ground meditating,
  • probably a god in the top centre

Other features characteristic of Gandhara style:

  • halo as smooth disk
  • mustache on the Buddha

Period: Kushan period
Date: ca. 3rd century
Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Medium: schist
Dimensions: H 26in (66cm); W 26in (66cm); D 3in (7.6cm)

Full Size Image
Original Museum Website

Geography

Map pin is approximately where the Ghandara region would have been

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