the story of Megha

grey schist
Gandhara-region, ca. 3rd cent.
size: 18 x 44 cm.

This the story of Megha, from the Dipankara-Jataka: Megha, a small boy (the Buddha in one of his former lives) recognizes Dipankara, the Buddha of the Past. He kneels and let Dipankara use his hair to keep his feet clean. Very nice depiction!

small restorations on the base

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