The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Nalanda Clay Seal 2 of Narasimhagupta

An oval seal. The upper field, separated by a double horizontal line, is occupied by an effigy of Garuḍa. This second specimen is less well preserved than the first  (%O-0046). The proper right half is lost along with about the upper one third of the proper left half. The text of the two specimens is identical, but this second specimen was probably produced with  a cruder metal/stone seal and by an unsteady hand.

Object URI
OB00047
Extent
5 cm width x 8.2 cm height
History details
Discovered in 1927-28 during the excavation of Monastery site 1 at Nālandā along with %O-0034, %O-0044, %O-0046, %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
place uncertain
Date
1927-29
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Archaeological Museum, Nalanda
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain