The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Kasia Pedestal Inscription

Object Reference
Object URI
OB00105
Inscription URI
IN00117

Basic Metadata

Extent
40 cm width x 7 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
1.1
Date (min)
450
Date (max)
549
Date comments
Basis of dating: palaeography. #Fleet_1888:272, "about the end of the fifth century A.D."
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<p>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.</p>
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<decoDesc>
<p>None.</p>
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<p>Discovered in 1875-76 or 1876-77 by Carlyelle in Kasiā (probably 26.851202, 84.007701).</p>
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<lb n="1" />deya-dharmo yaṃ mahā-vihāra-svāmino haribalasya<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied>
<lb n="2" />pratimā ceyaṃ ghaṭitā dine <gap quantity="1" reason="illegible" unit="character" /> <unclear cert="low">mā</unclear><unclear>śva</unclear>reṇa|
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Bibliography description
First reported with transliteration in #ASIR_18:57-60 (including another transliteration by Fleet on p60 n1). Edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
69
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<lb n="2" />pratimā ceyaṃ ghaṭitā dine <gap quantity="1" reason="illegible" unit="character" /> <unclear cert="low">mā</unclear><unclear>śva</unclear>reṇa|
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