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Sanchi: North Gate, Detail of lowest lintel, left side, seen from Stupa

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sanchi: North Gate, Detail of lowest lintel, left side, seen from Stupa
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Sanchi
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: We have mentioned that the detailing on the carvings of the North Gate is exceptionally well handled, This is especially true of the details of architecture within the scenes, Palaces, windowed terraces, courtyards and fortresses are rendered in infinite detail, but do not appear fussy, Because the narrative on this lintel deals with one of the most important episodes in Buddha's life, the clarity of architecture detailing could not be more appropriate nor more necessary for our appreciation of the scene or to our understanding of the events depicted, We see with utmost ease the type of palace the young prince, the Bodisattva (Buddha-to-be), was supposed to have lived in and just how much he renounced in seeking his Enlightenment,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-310


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