The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 379

A copper plate inscribed on the recto only. There is a hole for the connecting ring near the centre of the left-hand edge (relative to the writing).

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

The connecting ring for the copper plates. Dimensions other than weight not reported. The ends of the ring were not closed.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A stone block re-cut to serve as a voussoir in a mosque arch.

Materialsunknown
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A granite boulder about 1.6 km east of Junāgaḍh, at the opening of a gorge that leads to a valley around the Girnār mountain. The inscription is on the southern face according to #Prinsep_1838b:337, and on the northwestern face according to #Fleet_1888:57.

Materialsstone, granite
Formboulder
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Junāgaḍh
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. These dimensions are for the entire inscription of two parts, here treated as two inscriptions.

  2. The dimensions are for the entire inscription of two parts, here treated as two inscriptions.

The pillar is square to the height of about 140 cm (the width and depth dimensions above pertain to this section), then octagonal for about 190 cm. The next section, about 180 cm, is sixteen-sided, and the next again, about 65 cm, is cylindrical. The next 23 cm is square again (the sides are 45 cm long here), and finally cylindrical again for 12 cm.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formpillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Kahāum
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Kahāum
    Date
    1807-16
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the three northern faces of the octagonal section of the pillar; the bottom of the inscribed area is about 230 cm from the ground.

A single plate engraved on both sides, weighing 606 grams. There is an oval projection in the middle of the (viewer's, recto) left side, to which a now lost seal would have been attached. There is a triangular hole in the centre of the oval. Judging from the indentation of the lines next to this area, the seal would have been about 8 cm in diameter.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Kalaikuri-Sultanpur
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Kalaikuri
    Date
    1925
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Varendra Research Museum
Inscriptions
  1. Sixteen lines on the recto, eighteen on the verso, with both faces covered entirely by the inscription. The last line of the verso, containing the date, is squeezed into very little space and contains characters only in two places, near the centre of the line and near the end. The dimensions above are for any one face.

Fragment (upper proper right part) of an oval seal matrix, engraved with the emblem and text in mirror image. Of the Maukhari emblem, the hindquarters of the bull and the man behind him remain. The device is separated from the text by a double horizontal line, turning upwards at slightly more than 45° at the surviving end.

Materialsstone, granite
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Archaeological Museum, Kannauj

The shaft of the liṅga is circular, 33 cm tall with a diameter of 27.5 cm. The base is octagonal and 53 cm tall; no diameter or width/depth figures are available.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formsculpture, liṅga
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Karamḍāṃḍā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Karamḍāṃḍā
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    State Museum, Lakhnau
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription occupies five faces of the octagonal base, with the lines running contiguously across the faces. An indentation of the base below line 4 has destroyed some of the top mātrās in line 5, and the bottom has been broken off, leaving line 12 incomplete and any number of further lines lost.

Two plates, each inscribed on one face only. Dimensions above are for the first plate; the width and height of the second is about 0.5 cm less. The edges are irregularly thicker than the inscribed surfaces and serve as rims. They are fairly thick but deeply engraved, hence their backs were not suitable for writing on. The inscription is very well preserved.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Uccakalpa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Kārītalāī
    Date
    1850
  • Event Type
    Stored
Inscriptions
  1. Dimensions estimated from plate size. 12 lines on the first plate, 13 on the second.

A thick plate inscribed on one face only, presumed the verso. The edges are irregularly thicker than the inscribed surfaces and serve as protective rims. Perforated about the middle of the upper side for the connecting ring.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A thick plate inscribed on one face only, presumed the recto. The edges are irregularly thicker than the inscribed surfaces and serve as protective rims. Perforated about the middle of the upper side for the connecting ring.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A colossal image of the Buddha's parinirvāṇa. The sculpture was found shattered, with several pieces missing, others restored in plaster. Dimensions above are for the assembled pedestal. The inscription is on the western side of the pedestal (apparently on a single fragment of the original), below one of three sculptures here.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formsculpture, Buddhist image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

Three plates, identical in size, slightly thickened at the rims, smooth, inscribed on one side only. Originally linked with a ring (now lost) passing through a hole, 1 cm in diameter, at the centre of the top edge. The total weight of the plates is 1825 grams.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Uccakalpa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Uchaharā
    Date
    1930
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur
    Date
    1973
Inscriptions
  1. 15 lines on the first plate (presumably on the verso), 12 on the second and third (recto). Carefully engraved and very well preserved. Campus size estimated from plate size.

A thick plate inscribed on one face only, presumed the verso. The edges are slightly thickened. There is a hole, 1 cm in diameter, about the middle of the upper side for the connecting ring.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A thick plate inscribed on one face only, presumed the verso. The edges are slightly thickened. There is a hole, 1 cm in diameter, about the middle of the upper side for the connecting ring.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History

A single plate inscribed on both sides. There seem to be no raised edges. #Sircar_1963b:125 says a seal was originally affixed to the top margin; this is now lost. The blots at the top of the rubbing may be traces of solder.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    In the possession or custody of S. V. Sohoni
    Date
    before 1958

This is "a rugged boulder, parts of which have broken away" (#Sircar_1953-54a:84). No further details are reported. It is on Kauleśvarī Hill (24.374768, 84.864330, recorded on Google Maps as Kolua Pahar, probably a typo for Koula), about 8.5 km from Hunterganj in present-day Jharkhand. The exact location of the inscribed boulder is not reported. 

Materialsstone, local
Formboulder
Event History
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    in situ
    Date
    1953

Two plates, each inscribed on one face only. Dimensions above are for one plate. Perforated about the middle of the upper side and connected by a ring through the hole. The ring bore a seal (dimensions not reported) with a legend (see inscription text) but no device reported.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Khoh
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Uchaharā
    Date
    before 1848
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    lost en route
    Date
    1888
Inscriptions
  1. Dimensions estimated from plate size. 11 lines on each plate and a short legend on the seal.

The ring connecting the plates, and an attached seal (dimensions not reported) with a legend (see inscription text) but no device reported.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formring and seal of plate set
Event History