Hero Stone
Title Hero Stone
Accession Number acc-no-0027
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 Cuncolim, Salçete (South Goa)
Find Place Cuncolim, Salcete (South Goa)
Style Kadamba/Yadava
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba/Yadava
Period / Year of Work 12th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba/Yadava
Culture Kadamba/Yadava
Dimensions 0.88 m X 0.42 m X 0.13 m
Brief Description Inscribed viragal or hero stone sculpted in bold relief and flanked by replicas of slender pillars.
Detailed Description Inscribed viragal or hero stone sculpted in bold relief and flanked by replicas of slender pillars. The hero is represented as fighting against his enemies in two panels. In the lower panel on horseback and in the middle panel he is being slain by his enemies on the wall of a rampart which is plastically positioned. The uppermost panel depicting the hero's usual seat in heaven is broken.