TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

Carved with Buddha Shakyamuni seated in lotus base on which he sits dressed in heavy robes that fall in voluminous folds. His right hand is held in abhaya mudra a, He is flanked by a pair of disciples, Ananda and Kashyapa, a pair of bodhisattvas wearing braided belts and low caps,,The upper part of the stele is meticulously carved with apsaras.





H.62 cm.   24 7/16 in.      W.53 cm.  20 7/8 in.