The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 5

An oval terracotta seal. The dimensions I give here are from Agrawala, while those of the inscription are from Bhandarkar. I assume that one is for the inscription, the other is for the object; alternatively, Agrawala may be in error (his numbers are the same as for the seal of Dhruvasvāminī).

Materialsclay, terracotta
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Vaiśālī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Basarh
    Date
    1903-04
  • Event Type
    Recorded
Inscriptions
  1. The dimensions here are from Bhandarkar, while those of the support are from Agrawala.

An oval seal, pointed at the top and bottom. It is surrounded by a raised rim about 2 cm wide on average and 0.9 cm high. The back has two knobs about 1 cm in diameter, probably serving to attach the seal to another object such as a copper plate. It is an alloy consisting of copper, silver and gold, about 63, 36 and 0.4 percent respectively.

Materialsmetal, billon
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bhitarī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bhitarī
    Date
    before 1886
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Government Museum, Lakhnau
    Date
    1980
Inscriptions
  1. 8 lines of text, fully preserved. Campus size estimated from photo.

An oval seal about 8.6 cm high by 7.3 cm wide, soldered to the left edge of the plate. It shows in relief Garuḍa represented as a bird with outstretched wings, standing to the front. The seal is rotated 90° counterclockwise with respect to the inscription, i.e. Garuḍa's feet point toward the plate.  The seal legend is below the effigy.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Date
    325-399 (uncertain)

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

Materialsunknown
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A terracotta plaque (or seal impression) found (as reported in #Kuraishi_1931:86) with about 20 other plaques and seal impressions of the same size and layout, but different content. All these plaques are divided into four compartments one below the other, with images of stūpas in the top compartment and an inscription in the bottom one; they were originally surmounted by umbrellas.

Materialsunknown
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown