Facts & Figures

Reliefs, their Location and their Subjects

Series Location Reliefs Texts
O Hidden Basement 160 text?
Ia Gallery 1, upper rank 120 Life of Buddha
Ib Gallery 1, lower rank 125 Buddhist Birth Stories
IBa Gallery 1 B, upper rank 372 Jatakas & Avadanas
IBb Gallery 1 B, lower rank 125 Jatakas & Avadanas
II Gallery 2 128 Gandavyuha
IIB Gallery 2 B 100 Jatakas & Avadanas
III Gallery 3 88 Gandavyuha
IIIB Gallery 3 B 88 Gandavyuha
IV Gallery 4 72 Bhadracari
IVB Gallery 4 B 84 Gandavyuha

The key-system is taken from Krom & Van Erp's catalogue.
In between the basement at the uppermost stupa terrace, there are four galleries,
each with a main wall and a balustrade:
G = gallery / B = balustrade / main = main wall / dec = decorative
I II III & IV are the main inward-facing walls (i.e. backs to the stupa)
The Balustrade reliefs face these across each gallery (i.e. backs to the countryside);
"a" & "b" indicate two ranks of reliefs on the main wall:
Thus Ia is the upper rank of reliefs on the main wall of Gallery 1;
and IIB are the balustrade reliefs of the second gallery

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