Hermitage scene, Mathura, 1st century BC

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham

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A typical anchorite with beard and matted hair is seen here in a leaf-thatched hut with four companions: a dove, a crow, a kneeling doe and a coiled snake. This is symbolic of the harmony that existed between great thinkers and Nature. -- Stone relief.

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Buddhism, Background: Bodhisattva's life, Buddha's message, Growth of Buddhism, Buddhist Pantheon, stone sculpture, book scan

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This image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.

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