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South-East Asian Bronze Votive Deposit, 18th/19th Century

V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century
V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century
V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century
V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century
V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century
V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century

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V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century

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V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century

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V265 South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century

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South-East Asian bronze votive deposit, 18th/19th century, depicting the 'great departure' of Siddhartha upon his horse Kanthaka accompanied by four ganas/yakshas, with the divine figure of Mara in front of the horse, on an openwork base, length of wooden base: 6 7/8in., 17.5cm. Prince Siddhartha (the future Buddha) having seen the suffering of the people beyond the Palace walls left his father's city of Kapilavastue in the night in order to seek enlightenment. Mara attempted to prevent the prince from leaving the Palace but Siddhartha succeeded in his spiritual quest that led him to Buddhahood.