Brick inscribed with the Sutra on Dependent OriginationOn display
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One of several inscribed bricks discovered in 1896, it is incised with Sanskrit text in the Gupta script. This Buddhist Sutra examines the twelve links in the chain of causation from which all suffering arises. When these causes are removed, suffering also will disappear.
Brick inscribed with the Sutra on Dependent Origination
Datelate 5th century - early 6th century AD
Gupta Period (AD 320 - 600)
Material and technique
Dimensions12 x 29 x 2.2 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Mrs Hoernle, 1923.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
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Zwalf, W., Buddhism: Art and Faith (London: British Museum Publications, 1985), no. 34 on p. 44, illus. p. 44 fig. 34
Ahuja, Naman, Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2018), no. 121.3