Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section: photo 14
Photo 14 of 21 in Gallery: Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section
Image title: Terai bead
This image shows an ancient bead from an unknown period. Specifications: carnellian, 5cm x 1.5cm.
The text in Devanagari reads:
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
Note: the word Malako comes from the word Malaka (string).
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).