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memorial post

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Sati-stone or memorial post of reddish sandstone carved with a man and woman in relief; above them a raised hand with a floral rosette and the sun and moon. Chevron border with a honeysuckle-like motif at the top. Across the bottom a four-line inscription. Attached to a concrete base, with an inscription reading: 'Sandstone Sati monument, showing figures of the husband and wife; and above a bent arm with open hand, the Sun, crescent Moon and a flower. Bridge Collection. Given 1872 [Sold with Gen. C. Stuart's Colln. 1830]'.


  • Date

    • 17thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 134 centimetres (including base)
    • Width: 49.5 centimetres (including base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Language

        local dialect
      • Inscription Comment

        4 lines; damaged.
  • Curator's comments

    See Dictionary of Art 1996, vol. 27, p. 867.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.

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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 89 or 39 (Bridge Collection number)
    • Stuart 27
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