Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section: photo 4
Photo 4 of 21 in Gallery: Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section
Image title: Terai parrot
Image of lady with a parrot; Sunga period (~185 BCE). Specifications: terracotta, 17cm x 8cm.
The text in Devanagari reads:
सुगा सहितको नारी मूर्ति
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
Terai is a region in southern Nepal where in the sixth century B.C. at Lumbini grove the Buddha spent twenty-nine years of his life. Many excavations resulted in the discovery of various Buddhist sites and have yielded plenty of archeological discoveries such as Buddhist art, potteries and coins. The items found here are exhibited in the National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum).