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Fragment of the Inner Face of the Coping
Title Fragment of the Inner Face of the Coping
Title2 Fragment of the Inner Face of the Coping
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Early Sculpture
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Component Material II Stone
Component Material III Stone
Manufacturing Technique Chisiling and Carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Bharhut, Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
Origin Place Bharhut, Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
Find Place Bharhut, Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
Scribe NA
Style Shunga
School NA
Patron/Dynasty Shunga
Period / Year of Work C.2nd century BCE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 44.5 x 40.5 cm
Detailed Description Coping stone fragment showing a border of stepped merlons attenated by blue lotuses at the top.. Within the loop formed by the lotus rhizome is an elephant with two riders, the driver balancing a reliquary casket on the beast's head with one hand, and holding a goad with the other. The man, seated far to the back, holds a banner. The elephant is caparisoned with a rich cloth decorated with four-petaled flowers and weighted by bells attached to the front corner. The head of the elephant is adorned with a beaded fillet on which are strung ornamental axe-heads. The scenes may refer to the division of the corporal relics of the Buddha, and perhaps formed part of a processional scene, the tail of yet another elephant being visible to the left.
Brief Description Coping stone fragment showing a border of stepped merlons attenated by blue lotuses at the top.. Within the loop formed by the lotus rhizome is an elephant with two riders, the driver balancing a reliquary casket on the beast's head with one hand, and holding a goad with the other. The man, seated far to the back, holds a banner. The elephant is caparisoned with a rich cloth decorated with four-petaled flowers and weighted by bells attached to the front corner. The head of the elephant is adorned with a beaded fillet on which are strung ornamental axe-heads. The scenes may refer to the division of the corporal relics of the Buddha, and perhaps formed part of a processional scene, the tail of yet another elephant being visible to the left.