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Amaravati railiing pillar, 1880.7-9.37 (Knox 15)

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1880,0709.371880,0709.37

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Amaravati railiing pillar, 1880.7-9.37 (Knox 15)

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  • Amaravati railiing pillar, 1880.7-9.37 (Knox 15)

    Full: Front

  • Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.

    Full: Front

  • Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.

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  • Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.

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  • Amaravati, 1880.7-9.37 (Photo: Tripe 1859, pl. 32)

    Full: Front

  • Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.

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  • Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.

    Full: Front

  • Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.

    Detail: Other