The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 28

This fragment had been converted into a satī stone. The remaining inscription is "on one side". No further details are reported.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formarchitectural block
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

No description available except that it is a sacrificial pillar bearing "a general resemblance" to %OB00122, %OB00123 and %OB00124.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A set of five plates, two of which (here numbered Plates 4 and 5, %OB00162g and %OB00162h) carry no inscription at all. The first and last of the remaining three are inscribed only on the inner side, the second on both faces. Their surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

An oval terracotta seal with a single-line border around it. The top part shows a seated lion facing proper right, separated from the inscription by a faintly preserved horizontal line.

Materialsclay, terracotta
Formfragment of seal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Vaiśālī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Basarh
    Date
    1903-04
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is in the bottom half of the seal.

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00146, %OB00147 and %OB00148. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00145, %OB00147 and %OB00148. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00145, %OB00146 and %OB00148. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formring of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate belonging to a set of probably three, probably including two of %OB00145, %OB00146 and %OB00147. A hole 1.3 cm in diameter, about 5 cm from the centre of the left-hand edge, served for a ring to bind the plate together with its siblings. The ring and the presumably attached seal are lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A Buddhist image; Fleet reports no additional details whatsoever.

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

A set of four plates, the first inscribed only on the inner side, the last entirely blank (serving only to protect the reverse of plate 3); the others on both faces. Their surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole (1.1 cm in diameter) for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3.2 cm from the edge.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate without rim. A badly worn circular seal is attached to a projecting portion of the plate on the left side. The seal is lighter-coloured copper than the plate, 7 cm in diameter, with a rim surrounded by scrollwork projecting on both sides. The seal is in relief on a countersunk surface.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate without rim; the copper is of a brown colour which Pargiter assumes to indicate a high iron content. A circular seal, 7.3 cm in diameter, is attached to the left side of the plate. The seal has a low double rim with small scrollwork on both sides. The surface is countersunk, but the emblem is in high relief projecting above the rim.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate, rimless, of copper lighter in colour than %OB00115.  A badly worn circular seal is attached to a projecting portion of the plate on the left side. The seal is lighter-coloured copper than the plate, has no rim, and is 6.3 cm in diameter. The seal is in relief on a countersunk surface.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate without rim. The left-hand side has a projection with a hole, to which a seal, now lost, would have been attached.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

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

Materialsunknown
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

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

A standing image of Śiva and Pārvatī. See #ASIR_10:3 for description.

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

The depth figure is from the upper surface of the seal to the opposite point on the ring. The seal plate is about 2 mm thick. See text decoration for further details.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

A single plate without rim.  A circular seal 7 cm in diameter is soldered to the left-hand side. The seal has an effigy of a two-armed deity with a large wheel in the background. The seal legend is damaged. Both the emblem and the legend are in relief on a countersunk surface surrounded by a rim.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formpillar, sacrificial
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown

An iron pillar, described in the inscription as a dhvaja of Viṣṇu.

Materialsmetal, iron
Formpillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    unknown
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    1834
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The bottom line is about 220 cm above the stone platform in its present location.