The Buddha fasts until his emaciation is extreme

(downloaded Nov. 1999)

"Gandhara, Sikri Stupa, c. 3rd-4th cent CE, schist. From the Lahore Museum collection."

A recent visitor's view

(downloaded June 2009)

This magnificent statue is so famous that it appears on a Pakistani stamp

Source: ebay, Nov. 2004

Another depiction of this moment in the Buddha's life: a statue attributed to Bihar, c.900

Source: ebay, June 2008

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