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Tantric Buddhist-era sculpture
Maldives National Museum collection

September 2010
Page 1

multi_headed_statue, buddhist era maldives national museum

Museum identification:

Six-faced coral-stone stele

Period: Circa 9th century CE (circa 3rd century AH);
Place found: Ameeru Ahmad Magu, Henveiru, Male', early 1960s;
Description: Six-faced tantric buddhist sculpture inscribed with tantric mantras written in early form of Dhivehi eveyla akuru script. (Sixth head on top surface is not shown in these photographs.)

two heads on back of buddhist era statue, slightly damaged, maldives national museum

head on side of buddhist era statue, maldives national museum

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