The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Nalanda Clay Seal of Visnugupta

A roughly triangular fragment, consisting of most of the bottom proper left quarter of the original oval seal. The extant part bears only text, no imagery. Size figures are approximate; all published sources give the lengths of the sides of the "triangle" as 3 by 2.5 by 2.375 inches. Height and width are my estimates from these figures.

Object URI
OB00052
Extent
~6 cm width x ~7 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-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
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1927-28
Event Type
Stored
Place
Archaeological Museum, Nalanda
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain