Birth of the Buddha


  • Queen Maha Maya holding a sal tree branch
  • god accepting the bodhisatta from Maha Maya’s side
  • the Bodhisatta leaving Maha Maya’s side
  • Bodhisatta standing on lotuses
  • flaming mandorla around the entire scene

Period: Pala period
Date: 11th century
Culture: India (Madhya Pradesh or Bihar)
Medium:  Black stone
Dimensions:  H 24 1/4in (61.6cm); W 15 1/2in (39.4cm); D 7 1/2in (19.1cm)

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Location of Event

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


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