Procession of Non-Buddhists

Procession of Non-Buddhists

1–100 CE

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Overall: 16 x 53 cm (6 5/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1930.328.3

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A mason's mark incised at the far right would indicate the position where this panel should be placed in the monument.


The naked figures may be followers of a non-Buddhist religion, such as the Jain or Ajivika. The figures with unusual hairstyles may be depictions of actors from a theatrical troupe. The mood of the procession is joyous, led by a bejeweled nude man clapping his hands to the accompaniment of a wind instrument.

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Dudley P. Allen Fund

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