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Part of a bracket cornice for a stupa drum. A row of vertically grooved brackets of cyma reversa profile is enclosed between 'fasciae' with sawtooth enrichment. A fillet or capital above the brackets is continued in between them at the back, forming coffers open to the front.
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Diameter: 5.10 centimetres (at bottom)
Diameter: 11.40 centimetres (at top)
Height: 5.80 centimetres
Width: 45 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
The small stupa said to be from Loriyān Tangai at Calcutta is well provided with this type of cornice, particularly above the drum registers, and fragmentary examples are abundantly attested elsewhere. For the terminology see Faccenna, 1980-1: II, pl. VII.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken and with soil incrustation.
2.Top flat, probably smooth under incrustation, and with cramp mortise to left side with scribe-marks and a mason's mark beside it, remains of another mortise on damaged right; left side flat and sloping inwards to back; right side irregularly broken; bottom flat and partly smooth and with long mortises for tenons from lower member.
3.Back lightly curved and uneven.
4.Front curved in section.
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