- Museum number
Dome-slab. Two surviving sculpted registers from what must have been a three-part dome slab carved in limestone ('Palnad marble') (sculpted on both faces, front and back):
- in the lower register with the Cakravartin (Universal Monarch) creating a shower of coins
-in the middle register (assuming the existence of a further upper register, now lost) with the First Sermon of the Buddha. Inscribed.
-The same scenes were begun on the back of this slab but then, left unfinished, were abandoned (see Knox 1992, p. 182) and carved on the other side (here, the front face) as a finished product.
- Production date
Height: 216.25 centimetres
Thickness: 18 centimetres
Width: 90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- A drawn reconstruction of this slab is published in Knox 1992 (p. 182).
Alexander Cunningham, 'Appendix E (in James Ferguson's Tree and Serpent Worship - inscriptions taken from the sculpted reliefs at Amaravati)' London 1873, XCV 4 (not 3 as it is labelled in pl. XCIX).
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: First Sermon of the Buddha
- 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 115/123
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 13