- Museum number
Railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble') with lotus medallions and narrative reliefs.
-On the inner face, the central medallion depicts a court scene with a haloed princely figure seated on a throne surrounded by ladies both seated and dancing. The lower fluted area bears scenes with nagas possibly associated with the Jataka of the naga Champaka.
-The outer face is sculpted with stylised lotuses and dancing ganas (dwarves) in a wave pattern; at the bottom is a range of running animals.
- Production date
Height: 225 centimetres
Thickness: 28.50 centimetres
Width: 60 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, Kyoto National Museum, Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture from the British Museum
1994, Tokyo, Tobu Museum of Art, Masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu Sculpture from the British Museum
- The top third of the pillar is lost, the outer face is much abraded and the proper right edge of the inner face is heavily damaged.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Champaka Jataka (?)
- 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).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Elliot nos 131 + 134
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 79