The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Bhitari Fragmentary Inscription of GE 221

Inscribed all over the extant surface, which contains the beginnings of three lines. The first line is probably the first line of the original inscription.

Object URI
OB00065
Inscription URI
IN00072

Basic Metadata

Extent
12 cm width x 13 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
1.3-1.9
Date (min)
540
Date (max)
541
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 221 (phālguna?) (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic. The month (line 1) is unclear and partly lost, but the reading is probable.
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Bibliography description
Apparently first described and edited in #Agrawala_1983.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
61
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