Exact Match
Hero Stone
Title Hero Stone
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, Goa
Gallery Name Gallery no-4
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Basalt
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Bondla, Goa
Find Place Bondla, Goa
Style Kadamba/Yadava
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba/Yadava
Period / Year of Work 13th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba/Yadava
Culture Kadamba/Yadava
Dimensions 1.17 m X 0.56 m X 0.11 m
Detailed Description A rectangular viragal (Hero stone) with tapering top framed by an ornamental band with shiva linga in the middle depicts fighting scene in three panels. In the lower panel the hero on elephantback is engaged in a battle with foot soilders; hero is aiming a spear at the enemies who are aiming swords at the hero. The middle panel depicts the hero engaged in a groundbattle with enemies; all are holding swords and shields.The upper most panel depicts the hero on horseback aiming a spear at his enemy who is also on horseback. The conical top represents linga worship by the hero in heaven. Nandi appears by the side of the linga.
Brief Description A rectangular viragal (Hero stone) with tapering top framed by an ornamental band with shiva linga.