Relic stupa

This is an early Gandhara Buddhist stupa. It is set on a square base with three circular tiers surmounted by a hemispherical dome or anda.This miniature votive stupa is dedicated by a Buddhist monk, nun or lay worshipper to a monastery or a chaitya, worship hall. A stupa is a mound built over the relics of the Buddha and worshippers generally circumambulate it.

Date/Period
3rd-4th centuries
Region
Gandhara, Pakistan
Dimension
Object size: 001: L29 x W28.5 x H13.3 cm, Object size: 002: H25.8 x D77 cm, Object size: 004: L14.6 x W9 x H9.5 cm, Object size: 003: H9.4 x W6.1 x H6 cm
Accession No.
1994-00508
Material
Soapstone
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Sculpture