- Museum number
A large railing coping stone (uṣṇīṣa) in two parts (the stone is separated along its entire length) (BM 19 which is the outer face), carved in limestone:
- The outer face is described under BM 1880.7-9.19.
-The inner face depicts a procession of men on horses with footsoldiers and musicians approaching a stupa next to a scene where the Buddha (?) is performing a miracle of levitation in front of a group of seated monks and laity (including his father?) to whom he preaches in a further scene. To the right is a bodhi tree and vajrasana throne. To the far right a princely figure puts something in a mendicant's bowl. Lower border in the form of a series of fabulous animals and vegetation and the upper a row of stylised lotuses. Inscribed.
- Production date
Height: 90 centimetres
Thickness: 28 centimetres
Width: 276.25 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Alexander Cunningham, 'Appendix E (in James Ferguson's Tree and Serpent Worship - inscriptions taken from the sculpted reliefs at Amaravati)' London 1873, pl. XCIX, fig. I.
- Not on display
- See comment for 1880.7-9.19.
- Associated events
Associated Event: The Buddha preaches to his father.
Associated Event: The Buddha performs a miracle of levitation
- 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 no 28
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 68