- Museum number
Part of a railing coping (uṣṇīṣa) carved in limestone:
-on the inner face with the First Sermon of the Buddha, represented by buddhapada below an empty throne and, above the throne, a dharmacakra on a pillar; the throne is surrounded by seated and standing worshippers and flying figures (gandharvas and vidyadharas). Inscribed
-Outer face missing.
- Production date
Height: 78.75 centimetres
Width: 86.25 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, XCIV, fig. xvi.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
On loan to the National Museum of India at New Delhi.
- The piece is broken diagonally from top right to middle left, is heavily abraded and has lost its outer face.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: First Sermon of the Buddha
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Mackenzie Collection. 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 25
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 90