votive offering

Votive tablet made of clay, showing the seated Buddha in earth-touching mudra on a double lotus throne with an attendant to either side and the Mahabodhi in the background with vine tendrils. It appears to have two lines of writing at the bottom, possibly the Buddhist creed. Two of its edges are rough, as if broken.

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