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W. Gate, 2nd compartment, inner face of right pillar, Great Stupa

Pencil and wash drawing by Frederick Charles
Maisey of a sculptured panel from the west gateway of the great
stupa of Sanchi, from an album of 60 drawings dated
1847-1854.Inscribed: 'Plate XXIV.' On back: 'Plate XXIV. Old Plate
XXXV.'This carved panel depicts a garlanded tree and altar
surrounded by a group of whorshippers. The tree is a symbol of
Buddha as early Buddhist art was aniconic. The gre…