Conversion of Yaksha Atavika

grey schist
Gandhara region, ca. 2nd-3rd. cent.
high: 25 cm.

Charming scene from the life of the Buddha: at the left a small baby is held up to the Buddha for conversion.

Rare depiction: I could only find some examples in: Isuo Kurita, Gandharan Art, I, The Buddha’s Life Story, p. 175-176, plates 343-347.

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