Relief of The Buddha's first bath and vow with 9 snakes appearing from clouds - 921.21.170_1

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Relief of The Buddha's first bath and vow with 9 snakes appearing from clouds

Medium:Carved limestone
Geography: China
Date: 16th-mid 17th Century
Period: Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
33 x 19 x 10 cm
Object number: 921.21.170
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionRectangular slab carved in low relief showing the scene of the Buddha's first bath and vow, Queen Maya kneels on the righ in the centre the figure of the baby buddha stands in an oval bath with right arm raised, immediately behind the Buddha a kingly figure with an attendant to either side.  Nine snakes are appearing from clouds at the top.
Collection:
China
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