Relief with Siddhartha's Turban - ROM2002_560_10


Relief with Siddhartha's Turban

Medium:Carved grey schist
Geography: Gandhara, Pakistan
Date: 2nd century AD
Period: Kushan Period
15.8 x 65.4 x 5.5 cm
Object number: 939.17.15
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible with the support of The Reuben Wells Leonard Bequest Fund.
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionStair riser portrays musicians and dancers around an enthroned turban with crest piece and crown jewels, part of the future Buddha's renunciation and Great Departure in which Prince Siddhartha cuts off his hair and turban, regarded as the first relics left by the Buddha, which get enshrined in the gods' assembly hall and celebrated as symbolic of Siddhartha's decision to seek enlightenment.
South Asia
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