The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Sarnath Buddha Image Inscription 1 of the Time of Budhagupta

The inscription is on the pedestal, for which no size data are available.

Object URI
OB00037
Inscription URI
IN00041

Basic Metadata

Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, practically identical to those of %IN00039
Script size
1
Reigning Monarch
Budhagupta
Date (min)
475
Date (max)
476
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 157 vaiśākha 7 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported by Hargreaves (with plate of the image, and transliterated text by Y. R. Gupte) in #ARASI_1914-15:124-125. Also (possibly earlier), by Gupte in #PRAS-N_1914-15:??.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
36A
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1283
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.33
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
48
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
IV. Sārnāth 201
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
275-276
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