Collection
 

   Gallery No. 2

Located on the northern side of main hall, it exhibits images of Buddhist deities and some associated objects. A standing image of Siddhaikavira, a form of Manjushri, god of wisdom, is one of the earliest images of this deity.Standing Tara, holding a pomegranate in hand which had burst upon to reveal a row of seeds, is a fine example of sculptural art of Sarnath. Leogryph, seated Bodhisattva Padmapani, (god of compassion) with stem of full bloomed lotus in his hand, stele depicting miracle of Shravasti where Buddha multiplied his form a thousandfold in order to defeat heretical teachers, Uchchhusma Jambhala, (god of wealth and prosperity) with protuberant belly along with his female consort Vasudhara, (goddess of abundance), Ramagrama stupa being protected by snakes and inscription of Kumardevi, (queen of Govindachandra of Kannauj) which refers the construction of Dharmachakra- Jina- vihara, stele depicting eight great places (ashtamahasthana) or four main and four secondary events in the life of Buddha are remarkable pieces of art. Image of Shadakshara Lokeshvara with Shadakshari Mahavidya on left side and Manidhara on right side is displayed in the showcase. Apart from these above art objects, images of Marichi, Aparajita, Vasudhara, Heruka and heads of the images of Buddha and Tara are also displayed in the showcases of the gallery.

Acc No. 25

Image of Aparajita

Early Medieval, 10th- 11thcent. C.E.

Measurement: 65x34x17 cms.

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Acc No. 29

Sculpture showing Marichi

Early Medieval, 10 - 11th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 58x33x13 cms.

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Acc No. 31

Image of Jambhal and Vasudhara

Early Medieval, 10 - 11th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 65x50x18 cms.

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Acc No. 33

Slab bearing inscription

Medieval, c. 12th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 50x63x14 cms.

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Acc No. 255

Image of NeelkanthaLokeshvara

Gupta, c. 5th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 80x50x20 cms.

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Acc No. 260

Panel showing the great miracle of Shravasti

Gupta, c. 5th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 94x54x10 cms.

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Acc No. 261

Panel showing events of Buddha's life

Gupta, c. 5th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 96x62x15 cms.

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Acc No. 433

Head of a Goddess

Early Medieval, c. 9th- 10thcent. C.E.

Measurement: 17x25x14 cms.

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Acc No. 519

Bas Relief

Late Gupta, c. 6th -7th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 38x53x13 cms.

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Acc No. 524

Sculpture showing SadakshariMandal

Medieval, c. 11 - 12th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 45x67x14 cms.

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Acc No. 6638

Buddha figure

Early Medieval, c. 9th-10th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 88x68x15 cms.

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Acc No. 6683

Figure of Tara

Late Gupta, c. 7th cent. C.E.

95x40x18 cms.

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