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Railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble') with lotus medallions and narrative relief.
-The outer face retains abraded traces of a medallion and a half-medallion; upper fluted area is missing; lower fluted area shows the remains of dancing ganas in clouds.
-On the inner face, in the central medallion is a depiction of Rahula being presented to his father, the Buddha, in a scene complete with children and their toys; in the upper fluted area, the central scene shows a pair of figures worshipping a Buddha (?) on a throne. The lower three panels of the pillar depict the story of the Conversion of Nanda.
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Height: 252.50 centimetres
Thickness: 29 centimetres
Width: 60 centimetres
- Not on display
- Top of pillar lost, heavy damage to inner face middle edges, outer face much abraded.
- Associated events
Associated Event: Buddha's visit to Kapilavastu
Associated Event: Conversion of Nanda
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired as the result of the abolition in 1879 of the India Museum (Exhibition Road, London) and the partition of its contents between the British Museum and The South Kensington Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum).
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Elliot no 138, 139
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 78