- Museum number
A section of railing coping (uṣṇīṣa) carved in limestone:
-on the surviving inner side with the Vessantara (Vishvantara) jataka in three registers; with Prince Vessantara giving away the sacred white elephant on the left, Vessantara giving away his children in the middle register and to the right Vessantara giving away his horses or possibly his treasury.
-The outer face is missing.
- Production date
Height: 71.25 centimetres
Thickness: 18.50 centimetres
Width: 135 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
2005, 12 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Korea, 'Treasures of the World's Cultures: The British Museum after 250 years'
2005, 26 Jul-15 Oct, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Korea, 'Treasures of the World's Cultures: The British Museum after 250 years'
2005-2006, 25 Oct-31 Jan, Hengso Museum, Daegu, Korea,'Treasures of the World's Cultures: The British Museum after 250 years'
2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
- Abraded to the extent that the figures appear thinner and narrower than would be normal even at this later period at the site.
- 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 104
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 57