The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Mandasor Stone of Yasodharman's Ministerial Family

A smooth stone tablet. The back is divided into two sections by what seems to be either a spear with a curved handle, or a shepherd's crook. On each side, engraved in rough outline, there is a man on horseback facing the divider in the centre. The one on the proper right carries in his left hand a cāmara or a śaṅkha and there is a representation of the sun above him in the corner. The one on the proper left carries an indistinguishable object in his left hand and has an image of the moon above him in the corner. Fleet is certain that these images were engraved after the tablet was built into the well wall with the inscription facing inward.

Object URI
OB00088
Extent
58 cm width x 47 cm height x 6.3 cm depth
History details
The tablet was found in an old well somewhere in the vicinity of Mandasor. It was discovered in the course of repairs to the well, into which it had been built with the inscribed surface inward. Fleet believes this would have been the large and ancient well just inside the eastern entrance of the Fort there. In 1885 it was in the possession of Sir Michael Filose.
Event Type
Created
Place
Daśapura
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Mandasor
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1885
Event Type
Stored
Place
National Museum, New Delhi
Event Place Uncertain
Event Place Qualifier
accession number: 66-1-551
Date
2017