JACQUES-EDOUARD BERGER FOUNDATION:World Art Treasures

Maya's pregnancy follows its course in the best of conditions, and it is her fondest dream to give birth to her baby outside the city. She chooses a garden that is exclusively her own - a gift of the king - and it is here, in the garden of Lumbini, that Buddhist legend foresees the Buddha's birth. Thus, the queen's departure for Lumbini atop a great chariot is among the key panels.


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