The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Ajanta Cave 4 Image Inscription

Inscription URI
IN00181

Basic Metadata

Extent
168 cm width x 11.5 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
southern class, Central Indian, no prominent boxheads
Script size
2.5
Date (min)
500
Date (max)
549
Date comments
Basis of dating: conjecture.
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Paragraph 1 line 1() dеya-dharmmо yaṃ vihāra-svāminо bhayanande(?ḥ) skandavasu-putrasya māth(u)rasya kārvvaṭiy(ā)-sagоtrasya[+|] yad atra puṇyaṃ
line 2tad bhavatu mātā-pitrоs tātāmbāyāś cāgrānva(vā)ya-su #?5# s sarvva-sat[+t]vānāñ (nu)ttara-jñānāvāptayе (ti)[+||]
Object URI
OB00168
Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported in #IAR_1957-58:56 (number 14). Edited in #Sircar_1959-60c.
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<title>Ajanta Cave 4 Image Inscription</title>
<editor>Dániel Balogh</editor>
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<msName>Shrine Image in Ajanta Cave 4</msName>
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<repository>in situ</repository>
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<material>stone / unspecified</material>
<objectType>sculpture / Buddhist image</objectType>
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<measure type="weight" unit="gram">not available</measure>
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<p>A large image of the Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudrā. The inscription is on the pedestal.</p>
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<width>168</width>
<height>11.5</height>
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<p>2 lines of text, poorly preserved. The script is similar to, but possibly later than that of %IN00178 and %IN00179.</p>
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<height unit="cm">2.5</height>
<p>southern class, Central Indian, no prominent boxheads</p>
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<decoDesc>
<p>None.</p>
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<p>Discovered in the 1950s in the shrine of Cave 4 at Ajaṇṭā (20.552884, 75.701747). It is not clear if it had been plastered over, or simply not noticed before this time.</p>
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