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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Panel. Rectangular slab in limestone ('Palnad marble') carved with a high-necked punnaghata or purnaghata (urn of plenty) with lotuses, decorative scroll-like foliage and a beaded border. From the top of the slab projects a plain, mortise-like rectangle of stone flanked by recessed borders of lotus petals.


  • Date

    • 8thC-9thC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 75 centimetres
    • Width: 35.6 centimetres
    • Thickness: 13 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Knox 1992 128 bibliographic details
    • Tripe 1859 21 bibliographic details
    • Barrett 1954a 42, fig.1(a) bibliographic details
    • Fergusson 1873 LXXXVII, 9 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

    • Used at: Amaravati
    • (Asia,South Asia,India,Deccan,Andhra Pradesh,Guntur District,Amaravati)
  • Acquisition name

  • 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).

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Elliot no 78
Amaravati, panel with urn, 1880.7-9.68 (Knox 128)

Amaravati, panel with urn, 1880.7-9.68 (Knox 128)

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