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Buddha Plaque from Japan


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 06 December 2018
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The Buddha sits on a canopied lotus throne in front of the Bodhi tree where he became enlighted. He is surrounded by attendants and Buddhist angels rain down flowers. Temple walls in China were decorated with such plaques and this one probably copies a Chinese example very closely. Molded black pottery. From the temple sites at Nara, the capital of Japan. 700s CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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