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fragment of Nanda conversion scene
The scene of the conversion of Sundarananda or Nandi tells the story of how the brother in low of Lord Buddha, Nanda, is following the Buddha on a begging round at Kapilavastu while back home his fiancée Sundari is preparing herself for the marriage in the palace, assisted by her female servants. In the end Nanda will not return to the palace and will accept to be ordained.
We recognize the scene at some very typical elements: the trapezoidal roof with sawtooth cornice, the laurel wreaths hanging against the wall, and the composition of the three woman.
Gandhara, 3rd-4rth century. Grey schist stone. 29 x 17(H) x 4 cms.
Price: 4800 € EUR