Rare Large Rare Size Bronze 12 AD Buddhist Altar Stele

Item # acc0050

  Rare large bronze Buddhist alter stele standing 22 1/2" high with eight gold gilded Buddhas with miniature bronze stupas casted into the stele .This stele would have been a special order item for a local temple and would have been a one only. The stele comes from Lumajang/Candi Puro East Java Indonesia and was found during excavation of an old Buddhist temple that was dated during the " Classical Period 7AD-13AD " East Java Indonesia . The stele probably was used as a alter piece and is a fine example of art produced by early Hindu-Buddhist craftsmen during this period .The stele measures 22 1/2" tall 57 cm x 17" wide or 43 cm and weights 105 lbs and has come  from a private collection from Probolingo East Java Indonesia and was sold in auction in 1970 in Singapore .Comes with a certificate of authenticity from " Wisma Antik "