The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 594
seal flat disc bears emblem only inscription attached seal band rivet now lost combined weight ring band seal 227 grams separate figure seal estimate
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
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set four plates first inscribed only inner side last entirely blank serving only protect reverse plate 3 others both faces surface flat without raised rims hole 11 diameter connecting ring lefthand side vertically centre horizontally 32 from edge plates were linked ring which seal also hung copper band attached back seal time were studied rivet holding together ends ring rivet attaching seal band…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
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bottom part original pillar lost extant top portion has been fashioned linga fitted ablution trough had broken reveal most inscription bottom section extant column octagonal sixteensided octagonal again sculptures men women each face compartment above centre inscription features seated man woman who presumably goparaja his wife above pillar sixteensided once again octagonal again further again…
Materialsstone, sandstone
Formpillar fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Airikiṇa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Eraṇ
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
monolithic pillar pedestal 4 metres square 23 metres east general line eran temples about 800 metres west village its position seems connected small double temple marked cunningham1880a87 lower part shaft square height 6 metres width depth dimensions above pertain section next section octagonal 244 followed capital consisting lotus bell 106 tall abacus 46 tall square block 92 tall lower half…
Materialsstone, sandstone
Formpillar, dhvajastambha
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Airikiṇa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Airikiṇa
    Date
    1838
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
    Date
    1983
colossal image varaha facing east portico ruined temple south end group temples about 800 west village inscription flattened slightly concave panel varahas neck expressed hall1861b14 spans throat colossal image swine bottom panel about 180 above ground
Materialsstone, sandstone
Formsculpture, Varāha image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Airikiṇa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    1838
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
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fragment least six full lines have been broken away from top stanza half one pada per line lines 7 24 slightly different 910 may also have been prose incipit before first verse unknown number lines lost from bottom first few characters lines 7 24 destroyed from line 25 onward one pada verse also lost from beginning each line since extant area roughly rectangular original inscription must have…
Materialssandstone, stone
Formblock
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Eraṇ (Airikiṇa)
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Eraṇ
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
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single plate without rim badly worn circular seal attached projecting portion plate left side seal lightercoloured copper than plate 7 diameter rim surrounded scrollwork projecting both sides seal relief countersunk surface upper two thirds seal occupied standing female figure laksmi least one kneeling attendant both sides above sides two elephants pouring water her lower one third bears seal…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
single plate without rim copper brown colour which pargiter assumes indicate high iron content circular seal 73 diameter attached left side plate seal has low double rim small scrollwork both sides surface countersunk emblem high relief projecting above rim emblem corroded indiscernibility legend lower one third legible
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
single plate rimless copper lighter colour than ob00115 span nbsp span badly worn circular seal attached projecting portion plate left side seal lightercoloured copper than plate has rim 63 diameter seal relief countersunk surface upper two thirds seal occupied standing female figure laksmi small standing attendant her left what looks like sapling tree her right sides two elephants stand…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
stone recut sometime after being engraved front has traces 11 lines writing about 13 characters each illegible appear same alphabet preserved inscriptions seem distinct from those back face where original pillar block seems have been cut half rough ends all lines proper left side beginnings all lines proper right side lost due cutting top two three lines also broken away while bottom unscathed…
Materialsstone
Formstone fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaḍhwā Fort
    Date
    1871-72
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
stone recut sometime after being engraved seems have been section square pillar split lengthwise four present object inscribed both faces were originally outside pillar dimensions above estimates based inscription campus data given fleet agrawala cunningham1880a10 describes object two fragments which were apparently found together may have been rejoined restorers since hence treated single object…
Materialsstone
Formstone fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
long slab proper right side broken off lost
Materialsstone, sandstone
Formfragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
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dimensions from fleet188872 who says larger figure breadth which must error thickness reported fleet says something sculpted top stone must horizontal top facet since also says writing covers entire front stone which recognisable drawing had been brought him seems 16leaved waterlily fleet describes object tablet says looks panel wall temple lotus carved top would have been hidden provisionally…
Materialsstone
Formstela
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaṇgdhār
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaṇgdhār
    Date
    1883
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
slab stone details reported
Materialsstone, unspecified
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
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image ganesa standing alidhasana ithyphallic probably had four arms see tucci1958328n29 further details
Materialsstone, marble
Formsculpture, Gaṇeśa image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
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single copper plate inscribed one side only raised rims oval seal about 86 high 73 wide attached proper right edge shows relief garuda represented bird outstretched wings standing front seal rotated 90deg counterclockwise respect inscription garudas feet point toward platenbsp seal legend below effigy characters material seal both seem different than those plate seal probably genuine one from…
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gayā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gayā
    Date
    before 1883
  • Event Type
    Stored
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single copper plate inscribed one side only raised rims characters material seal both seem different than those plate plate probably produced early 8th century though may copy legitimate gupta document
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Date
    650-799 (uncertain)
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oval seal about 86 high 73 wide soldered left edge plate shows relief garuda represented bird outstretched wings standing front seal rotated 90deg counterclockwise respect inscription garudas feet point toward platenbsp seal legend below effigy characters material seal both seem different than those plate seal probably genuine one from samudraguptas time
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formseal
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Date
    325-399 (uncertain)
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single plate without rim lefthand side has projection hole which seal now lost would have been attached
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    unknown
cave southern side nagarjuni hill easternmost member group includes barabar hill its facade bears mauryan inscription which names cave gopika kubha above doorway anantavarmans inscription in00153 lefthand side entrance probably inside doorway clear from fleets description
Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formring of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ