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Copper Plaque
Title Copper Plaque
Accession Number AM-ARCH-101
Title2 Copper Plaque
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Archaeological Collection
Main Material Copper
Manufacturing Technique Moulding
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Not Known
Origin Place Not Known
Find Place Jhusi, Allahabad,Uttar Pradesh
Scribe NA
Style NA
School Not Known
Patron/Dynasty NA
Period / Year of Work 2nd Century BCE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 2.5 x 1.9 cms
Detailed Description This copper plaque bears an exquisitely carved scene on it. On the top surface there is a chaitya, very much resembling the stone chaityas of South India. A king is seen close to the chaitya. Perhaps he is going away after making offering. In the second compartment below, the king is shown riding a chariot drawn by horses and proceeding towards his palace. It is probably a Buddhist subject. Curiously enough the site of Jhusi has not yielded a single Buddhist object so far. It is possible that the plaque was imported to Jhusi from some other Buddhist centre.
Brief Description This copper plaque bears a chaity scene.