Siddhartha's Secret Escape, Gandhara Relief

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 17 December 2018
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The prince Siddhartha secretly leaves the palace of his father. Not to wake the sleeping inhabitants of the palace, yakshas lift his horse on its hooves and carry it above the ground.

Gandhara region, Pakistan, 3rd / 4th century CE.

Exhibited at Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. v. d. (2018, December 17). Siddhartha's Secret Escape, Gandhara Relief. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9728/siddharthas-secret-escape-gandhara-relief/

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Siddhartha's Secret Escape, Gandhara Relief." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9728/siddharthas-secret-escape-gandhara-relief/.

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Siddhartha's Secret Escape, Gandhara Relief." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2018. Web. 27 Oct 2021.