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Base, presumably of a thin column. The base consists of a plinth (3.2 cm high) below an imperfect torus which joins the plinth at right angles. Above the torus is a gentle slope to a flat circular top (diameter about 18.5 cm) with a central round hole (diameter 3.5 cm) which pierces the entire base. The column circumference implied is about 58.14cm.
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Height: 8.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
In a monastic context moulded column bases appear uncommon; at Taxila the wooden pillar under the verandah roof of a residential quadrangle seems to have been supported on slabs or undressed stone, but substantial dressed stone bases do survive in the supposed assembly hall at Jamalgarhi. The association with the stupa of large free-standing columns and pilasters, normally with moulded bases built up from smaller blocks, is, however, well attested. No base with quite this treatment of the mouldings has been noted; for one similar but with a clearer cavetto and torus above a plinth of 23 cm square see Rome MNAOR 4296/Saidu 1368.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken, chipped and with soil incrustation.
2.Damaged at one corner and with painted 'K-62' on bottom, which is flat and with some chisel grooves.
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