The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Bhitari Pillar Fragment of the Time of Budhagupta

Actually three fragments, found together and assembled. Dimensions above are for the assembly, which is a squarish slab. One fragment comprises the (viewer's) left-hand side, a bit more than half of the slab. The smaller right-hand portion is broken again in two; the location of this fracture is not described by Agrawala and cannot be seen in his facsimile. The slab has one inscription (%I-0068) covering the front face (of all three fragments), and another (%I-0069) on the right-hand side (of the two right-hand fragments). Lines are entire in the front inscription, while on the side only the beginnings of lines remain. This suggests that the slab was cut (or has split) off the side of an original pillar of square cross-section. #Agrawala_1983:111 says the side inscription is "apparently in continuation of the last line of the first side", but I see nothing that might warrant (or exclude) this, so I edit the inscriptions as separate.

Object URI
OB00062
Extent
22.5 cm width x 17.8 cm height x 4.3 cm depth
History details
Found (in the 1970s?) by K. K. Sinha during excavations in Bhītarī (at the site BTR 2), near Sayyidpur, Ghazipur district, UP.
Event Type
Created
Place
Bhitarī
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Bhitarī
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Stored
Place
Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, BHU
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1983