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Buddhist sculpture slab from Mir Jan, Peshawar District: Mara's attack on the Buddha.

Buddhist sculpture slab from Mir Jan, Peshawar District: Mara's attack on the Buddha.

Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1093)

Item number: 10031093

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Buddhist sculpture slab from Mir Jan in Peshawar District showing Mara's attack on the Buddha.These fragments shown boxed for transportation are sculpture slabs or urdhvapattas (sculptures depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha). According to Bloch, the sculptures are 'said to be now in Bombay'. The photograph was taken as part of the Archaeological Survey of India, although the attribution to Cole is probably incorrect.

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