- Museum number
Drum-slab (two-sided), carved in pale limestone.
1. Back: Relief of the Bodhi tree and an empty dias with Buddhapada on the step, flying celestials above and kneeling worshippers on each side. 2. Front: Relief depicting a stūpa with a figure of the Buddha standing at the entrance; about the dome of the stūpa flying celestials, some playing instruments. On the dome are relief panels depicting the Gift of Sujātā, the Conversion of Nanda, the First Sermon, the Great Departure, the Birth of the Buddha and Māyā's Dream.
- Production date
1stC BC (obverse face)
3rdC (reverse face)
Height: 124.37 centimetres
Thickness: 12.50 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, XCIX, fig. viii.
- Not on display
- Associated events
Associated Event: Enlightenment of the Buddha (obverse face)
Associated Event: Gift of Grain by Sujata (reverse face)
Associated Event: Conversion of Nanda (obverse face)
Associated Event: First Sermon of the Buddha (obverse face)
Associated Event: Dream of Queen Maya (obverse face)
Associated Event: Birth of Buddha (obverse face)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the 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: IM 1876 no 75