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   Accession Number: 340

Object: Image of Buddha

Material: Stone

Date / Period: Gupta, 5th cent. C.E.

Measurement: 155x87x27 cms.

Description: image of preaching Buddha dated to Gupta period. This image is remarkable example of the form of compassionate one in its spirituality and inner- bliss. The wheel (dharmachakra) occupies the central position on the pedestal.Figure of deer are placed on either side of wheel denoting the place as deer park.The figures of five disciples to whom Buddha preached first sermon are depicted along with a lady and child on the lower part of the image.