The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Kasia Buddha Image

A colossal image of the Buddha's parinirvāṇa. The sculpture was found shattered, with several pieces missing, others restored in plaster. Dimensions above are for the assembled pedestal. The inscription is on the western side of the pedestal (apparently on a single fragment of the original), below one of three sculptures here. The sculpture depicts a man squatting, with his back to the viewer and his face, invisible, turned toward the Buddha.

Object URI
OB00105
History details
Discovered in 1875-76 or 1876-77 by Carlyelle in Kasiā (probably 26.851202, 84.007701).
Event Type
Stored
Place
unknown
Event Place Uncertain