- Museum number
Drum-slab carved in limestone ('Palnad marble') with a profusion of narrative reliefs. In the entrance under the ayaka panel stands an empty throne surmounted by a dharmacakra (the First Sermon) flanked by worshippers;
-the drum frieze (with the ayaka panel) is in five narrative registers including scenes from the Mandhata jataka and the Sibi jataka.
-the dome slabs are eight in number and depict notably: the Assault of Mara, the abduction of the nymph Rohini by King Sakra, the Visvantara jataka, a seated Buddha, Siddhartha stringing his bow.
-the seven dome roundels depict principally: dancing ganas, the Birth, the Interpretation of the Dream and the Descent from the Tusita Heaven and possibly the Buddha in the Tusita Heaven.
The summit of the dome is lost.
- Production date
Height: 150 centimetres
Thickness: 24 centimetres (base)
Width: 112.50 centimetres
- Not on display
- much abraded.
- Associated events
Associated Event: Abduction of Rohini by Sakra (Sakka)
Associated Event: Siddhartha stringing his bow
Associated Event: Mandhatu jataka
Associated Event: Interpretation of Maya's Dream
Associated Event: Descent from the Tusita Heaven
Associated Event: Visvantara jataka (Vessantara)
- 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 128
Miscellaneous number: IM 1876 no 38