Kabul Museum 1969

Copyright (c) Dr. Volker Thewalt
1969 / 22.02.2001 [akt. 20.10.2010]

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Museum Kabul : Relieffragment. Der fastende Siddhartha; aus Shotorak, Schiefer, H. ca. 47 cm.
Photo : Thewalt 1969 (p6_69_11)

[ Vgl. Francine Tissot 2006, Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan 1931-1985,
UNESCO publishing 2006, Paris, p. 313:
K.p. Sho. 810. 16a. No. 154; K.M. inv. no. 64-7-4; H 0.47, W 0.39. Schist; MDAFA, X, fig. 53; D.D.B. 103.109; L.N.
Siddharta fasting. Base with five figures, one offering flowers.

Shotorak (Kapisa province)
The ruins of the monastery of Shotorak are situated a few kilometers north-east of the old city of Begram, on a craggy height, the Kuh-i Pahlawan, with wonderful views over the Panjshir river valley. Excavated by Jaques Meunie of DAFA in 1937, it is a good example of a Buddhist settlement. Built and decorated in the local schist (like most buildings in the area), the monastery was near enough to Begram for the monks to walk there for their daily food, but far enough to preserve the quiet and peaceful surroundings.
J. Meunie, 1942, MDAFA, X. ]