Relief depicting the death of the Buddha (Mahaparinirvana)

On display

The Buddha died at the age of eighty, reclining in a grove of trees. His last words to his disciples before attaining final nirvana were, ‘All composite things must pass away. Be therefore mindful and vigilant!’

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Further reading

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 20 on p. 48

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