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Carved base with an indistinct foot, probably of a standing Buddha image, and part of a scene on the face. Although the foot is very abraded, there seems no trace of a sandal. On the face is a columnar fire-altar with worshippers; from a crowning bowl ringed with a pair of grooves, flames rise into the cornice; beneath it are two roughly domed members ringed with a pair of grooves, a shaft similarly ringed and, forming the base, a plinth, torus and fillet. On one side stands a male figure with hands joined; he wears a short-sleeved tunic and an uttarīya, earrings, a collar with vestiges of a pattern, and bracelets. His large oval head has a knotted and horizontal length of hair looped at one end above wavy hair and he wears a large moustache. Opposite are three women, two of whom are full-length figures in a long, probably draped garment like an uttarīya in the wide mode, with a scarf ending in a tassel, a chignon above a wreath headdress, collar, necklace and earrings; they also join their hands. The third figure, between them, appears similarly dressed but lacks a long necklace. The crudely carved Corinthian framing pilaster continues onto the side under a sawtooth cornice but only the shaft facing has an outlined oblong panel.
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Diameter: 12.20 centimetres
Height: 35.60 centimetres
Width: 27.30 centimetres
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- 1.Grey schist, broken and exfoliated.
2.Top surface smooth but foot very rough; left side broken; right side with pilaster and vestige of carving; bottom extremely rough and uneven.
3.Back rough and unevenly broken.
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