The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 4

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.

Actually three fragments, found together and assembled. Dimensions above are for the assembly, which is a squarish slab. One fragment comprises the (viewer's) left-hand side, a bit more than half of the slab. The smaller right-hand portion is broken again in two; the location of this fracture is not described by Agrawala and cannot be seen in his facsimile.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formfragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bhitarī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bhitarī
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, BHU
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. Inscribed all over the right-hand side of the reassembled slab. The first 2-3 characters of five lines are extant, and there are traces of the top of a sixth line (not reported by Agrawala). There may have been any number of additional lines both before the first and after the sixth line.

  2. Inscribed all over the front face of the reassembled slab, consisting of five entire lines and traces of the top of a sixth (not reported by Agrawala). The beginning of the first line (which is almost certainly the first line of the original inscription) is lost and any number of subsequent lines may have been present after the sixth.

The pillar is monolithic, consisting of a square base of 2 metres or more in height, a circular shaft (to which the diameter given above applies) 4.7 metres long, and a capital about 1 metre high. The capital is a lotus bell, with a deep narrow socket that presumably held a metal spike that in turn held a sculpture. The upper part of the base is smooth; the lower part is roughly chiselled.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formpillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bhitarī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    1834
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the eastern side of the smooth upper part of the base.

A fragment of a rectangular slab, thickness not reported.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formfragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bhitarī
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bhitarī
    Date
    1970s?
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, BHU
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. Inscribed all over the extant surface, which contains the beginnings of three lines. The first line is probably the first line of the original inscription.