Buddhist Stele from Wei Dynasty China

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 October 2017

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 its Communications Director.

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