The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Nalanda Clay Seal 1 of Narasimhagupta

An oval seal. The upper field, separated by a double horizontal line, is occupied by an effigy of Garuḍa. This first specimen is better preserved than the second (%O-0047), but nonetheless fragmentary. The proper right half is lost, and the seal is also damaged at the top and bottom of the extant fragment. The text of the two specimens is identical, but this first specimen was probably produced with  a neater metal/stone seal and by a steadier hand.

Object URI
OB00046
Extent
7 cm width x 9 cm height
History details
Discovered in 1927-28 during the excavation of Monastery site 1 at Nālandā along with %O-0034, %O-0044, %O-0047, %O-0048, %O-0049 and %O-0052. All these seals are clay impressions that seem to have been baked accidentally in a monastery fire.
Event Type
Created
Place
Nālandā
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Nālandā
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Stored
Place
Archaeological Museum, Nalanda
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain