Asia Week auction, WTF8: India(?), Burma/Myanmar(?). One object, two origins: ignorance or obfuscation?

John Siudmark Asian Art also has a Buddhist plaque from either ‘Bihar [in India] or Burma[/Myanmar]‘.

Who acquired this, when, where and how? There are far more questions than answers.

Now, instead of “half” a findspot, there are two. Is that a product of ignorance or obfuscation? Does the seller not know, or does the seller not want to say?

Again, how can any buyer have confidence in the seller and the source of the antiquity?

Andagu (pale yellow phyllite) plaque with eight stages of the life of the Buddha. 12th/13th Century, Bihar or Burma. Height: 5.9 inches (15.1cm).

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