Buddhist Stele from Wei Dynasty China

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 October 2017
Buddhist Stele from Wei Dynasty China

The portative stele depicts scenes from the life of Buddha. It was made from white marble in northern China during the Northern Wei dynasty (386-524 CE). A date marker on this stele indicates that it was created during the first year of the "Zhengguang era" or c. 520 CE.


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 18). Buddhist Stele from Wei Dynasty China. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7458/

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Wiener, James B. "Buddhist Stele from Wei Dynasty China." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 18, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7458/.

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Wiener, James B. "Buddhist Stele from Wei Dynasty China." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Oct 2017. Web. 23 Oct 2019.

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