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Pakistan: Sculptures

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Pakistan: Sculptures
Author(s): Ingholt, Harald
Keywords: Gandhara Sculpture;Reliefs;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: [Description on three cards] [1] The revenge of the elephant queen of Buddha in one of his incarnations, Hunter in ditch at left, Elephant kneeling to have tusks sawn off (Gandharan version shows him with one set only,) Right, hunter on way to Benares, and then presenting tusks to royal couple of whom only queen (?) visible: stair raised dias [sic], (Source: Harold Ingholt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, N,Y,, Pantheon books, 1957, ill, 1) [2] At right Maitrakanyaka asks for information from Heracles-like guardian with club, Then man with red-hot iron wheel which alights on Maitrakanyaka's head, He vows to endure it for salvation of humanity and is freed from suffering, (Source: Harold Ingholt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, N,Y,, Pantheon Books, 1957, ill, 2) [3] Here he is received by nymphs (right) (N,B, costume, rippling folds on right leg), On left, guardian points to man with burning wheel, -- [1] Karamar, Lahore, The six-tusked elephant, [2] Jamal Garhi, Adventures and Punishment of Maitrakanyaka, an incarnation of Buddha of son who kicked mother and sent to sea, [3] Jamal Garhi: Adventures and Punishment of Maitrakanyaka,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-566


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