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Sanchi: Detail of East Gate

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sanchi: Detail of East Gate
Author(s): Morgan, Kenneth W.
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: India: Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Rajgir, Sanchi, Nalanda, Mathura, Ajanta;architecture;sculpture;slide set
Description: The female figure of a divine being is a decorative bit taken from the Hindu background of the artists. The peacock on the end of the lowest lintel is purely decorative. The die [sic] is the nativity scene, noted in slide 12, with the elephants above Maya, the Buddha's mother, symbolizing the divine conception of the Buddha.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3603


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