The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Mathura Pedestal Inscription of the Time of Budhagupta

Description

Five lines of text; chipping of the upper edge has damaged parts of the first two lines. The characters of the first line are a bit smaller to accommodate the invocation siddham plus an entire verse half. Traces of feet can be discerned on the upper surface, which implies that the pratimācatuṣṭaya referred to an inscription was not a single quadruple image but four separate images.

Inscription URI
IN00066
Object URI
OB00060

Basic Metadata

Extent
43 cm width x 11.5 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
0.6-1.3
Reigning Monarch
Budhagupta
Date (min)
479
Date (max)
480
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 161 bhādrapada 16 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported and edited (with plate) in #Thaplyal_Srivastava_1982; also edited in #Agrawala_1983. Agrawala does not refer to Thaplyal & Srivastava's edition, which may have been published after Agrawala finished his manuscript. Also reported in #Ramesh_1985:10.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
51
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