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Loan Object

Model of the Bodh Gaya Temple

11th–12th century

Pyrophyllite

2 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 1 in. (5.72 × 3.81 × 2.54 cm)
Lent by Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972
ILE2016.30.3
Miniature representations of the Bodh Gaya temple were used as devotional objects and souvenirs of pilgrimages. The temple marks the location where Siddhartha Gautama achieved enlightenment, became the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, and established Buddhism.
Geography: 
India
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Pala period (ca. 750–1100)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.