Model of the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya

Model of the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya

Model of the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya
Nepal or Tibet
15th century
Wood, polychromed and gilded
Height 9 cm x width 9 cm x depth 14 cm
Museum no. IS.50-1995
Purchased with the aid of an anonymous donor

Although now missing its upper parts, this model is similar to the stone Indian model of the same temple. Nepalese stylistic elements, however, suggest that this model is likely to have been made in Nepal or Tibet by Nepali craftsmen, not at the site of the temple in India.