University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThaba
Object Number: 30-61-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Indian
Buddhist
Provenience: India
Amaravati
Period: Late Andhra
Date Made: 2nd Century
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Section:Asian
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Lotus
Flowers
Lion
Makara
Height: 147.32cm
Width: 101.6cm
Thickness: 39.37cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Government Museum, Madras, India, 1930

Description

Lower portion of a railing pillar (thaba), from a stupa, with rough hewn base and full lotus rosette on the face at right and a long narrow V socket on the left side of the face. Evidently this was an inner angle of the railing. Below the lotus rosette is a narrow band of floral ornament. The left edge of the block bears a partly defaced full lotus above a band of squares containing rosettes. The right edge is rough hewn, with a V socket. The back contains a decorative band with a pair of makaras at the end and a pair of lions facing eachother. Grey marble.


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