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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Sanchi: Photo 14

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The west gateway, derided by Marshall and Fouchet as insincere carving-for-hire.  The top architrave shows the usual subject of the seven Buddhas of this eon, but the middle and bottom architraves are backwards.  Foucher thought the middle one might have something to do with the Buddha's preaching and the bottom one with the six-tusked elephant, but he says the sculptor was "trifling with his subject."

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