Birth of the Buddha Shakyamuni

Features:

  • Queen Maha Maya holding a sal tree branch
  • god accepting the bodhisatta from Maha Maya’s side
  • the bodhisatta leaving Maha Maya’s side

Period: Kushan period
Date: ca. 2nd century
Culture:  Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Medium: Stone
Dimensions: H 6 15/16in (16cm); W 7 3/4in (19.7cm); D 1 7/8in (4.8cm)

Full Size Image
Original Museum Website (With more images and information)

Location of Event

The birth of the Buddha took place in Lumbini in the park below:

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