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Relief depicting The Dream of Queen Maya

  • Description

    In this relief, within the royal palace Queen Maya, mother-to-be of the Buddha, dreams of a white elephant (here damaged) which descends from heaven and enters her right side.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Gandhara (place of creation)
    AsiaGandhara Swat (probable place of creation)
    1st century AD (AD 1 - 100)
    Kushan Period (AD 50 - 600)
    Material and technique
    28.2 x 59 x 5.8 cm max. (height x width x depth)
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    Presented by Jeremy and Helen Knowles, in memory of Anthony Gardner, 1997.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Topsfield, Andrew, ‘Indian Art at the Ashmolean Museum’, Oriental Art, 43/4, (Winter 1997-1998), p. 28, illus. p. 24 fig. 4


    • Ground floor | Room 12 | India to 600

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