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Sanchi: East Gate, seen from Stupa, detail of lowest lintel

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sanchi: East Gate, seen from Stupa, detail of lowest lintel
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Sanchi
architecture
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Herds of animals worshiping stupas appear often in early Indian iconography, The scenes express the joy with which the animal kingdom accepted Buddha's teachings and suggest how far-reaching the Buddha's love had been, In this example, the elephants are bringing gifts just as human devotees would do: note the pine branches and lotus flowers the elephants carry in their raised trunks, If we compare the depth and precision of cutting on this lintel with that shown in slide 24 from the South Gate, we see the degree to which the Andhran craftsmen better understood the technical problems of spatial relationships than did the Sunga carvers, Space is still handled in the 'old-fashioned' method on the present example in that overlapping is the primary device suggesting depth, This does not detract from the skillfull manipulation of movement within the confined space, however,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/163073
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-295

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