Bodhgayā (बोधगया), Bihār. Inscription (INBG00018) on the pedestal of a sandstone Buddha image (OBBG00018). Provisional edition by Dániel Balogh, see Concordance for bibliographic data.

Inscription ID INBG0018
Title Bodhgaya inscription of year 64 on the pedestal of a seated Buddha
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Parent Object OBBG00018
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Author Dániel Balogh
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Reigning monarch Trikamala
Topic Installation of stone Buddha image
Min 383
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Description Two lines.
References Cunningham, A. (1892). Mahâbodhi or the Great Buddhist Temple under the Bodhi Tree at Buddha-Gaya. London: W.H. Allen & Co., pp. 53-54, pl. XXV. Lüders, H. (1912). A List of Brāhmi Inscriptions from the Earliest Times to about A.D. 400 with exceptions of those of Asoka. Epigraphia Indica 1909-10, vol. X, p. 97, n. 949. Barua, B. (1934). Gayā and Buddha-Gayā, vol. II. Calcutta: Indian Research Institute, pp. 70. Chanda, R. (1922-23) 'The Mathura school of sculpture' (1922-23). ASIAR 1922-23. Calcutta. Bhandarkar, D.R. (1938 [repr. 1983]). A List of the Inscriptions of Northern India in Brahmi and its derivative Scripts, from about 200 A. C. (Appendix to EI volumes XIX to XXIII). Calcutta: University of Calcutta, p. 170, n. 1258. Tsukamoto, K. (1996). A Comprehensive Study of the Indian Buddhist Inscriptions, part I. Kyoto: Heirakuji-shoten, pp. 141-142, Bodh-Gayā 18. Agrawala, A. (1994). 'The date of the Bodh Gaya bodhisattva image: a re-appraisal'. AION 54: 156-62.
Add to bibliography For a discussion of the term buddha/bodhisattva see: Fussman, G. and Quagliotti, A.M. (2012). The Early Iconography of Avalokiteśvara. (Publications de l'Institut de Civilisation Indienne, fasc. 80.). Paris: Collège de France. Boucher, D. (2014). 'Review of The Early Iconography of Avalokiteśvara. L'Iconographie Ancienne d'Avalokiteśvara by Gérard Fussman and Anna Maria Quagliotti'. Journal of the American Oriental Society 134(2): 307-310. Verardi, G. (forthcoming 2020). 'Vyākaraṇa and the Mathurā stele'.
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