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Part of a small railing pillar carved in limestone ('Palnad marble'):
-on the remaining inner side with lotus medallions and a narrative scene of a martial procession in the upper fluted area, possibly the departure of Siddharta from his fathers' palace; only a fragment of the lower fluted area remains. Inscribed
-The outer face is missing.
- Production date
Height: 270 centimetres
Thickness: 19 centimetres
Width: 80 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, XCV, fig. xiii.
Setagaya 1990, 138.
OdetteViennot, Le makara dans la decoration des monuments de l'Inde ancienne. Positions et fonctions (fin). 'Arts Asiatiques' 1958, V 4 p.276, fig.32.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.131
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.131
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.131
- 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 100
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 84