The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 1

No detailed description of the column is available; the information here has been gleaned from Plate XVII in #Cunningham_1871a. The bottom of the pillar is broken off. The extant lower portion is octagonal and 175 cm long; above this there is an apparently circular shaft 221 cm long, followed by a square section (unless this bit is circular too)for a further 38 cm.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formfragment of pillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bihar Sharif
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bihar fort
    Date
    1839
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    Bihar Sharif
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the octagonal section; this first inscription seems to have occupied four faces. Dimensions are estimated on the basis of the drawing of the pillar and the dimensions of the two inscriptions (%I-0047 and %I-0048) which together measure 40 by 104 cm.

  2. The inscription is on the octagonal section; this second inscription is below the first, separated by a double horizontal line extending from the left edge of the extant portion to the right margin of the present inscription. The inscription probably occupied only three of the faces covered by the first inscription. An unknown number of lines are lost at the end. Dimensions are estimated on the basis of the drawing of the pillar and the dimensions of the two inscriptions (%I-0047 and %I-0048) which together measure 40 by 104 cm.