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Hero Stone
Title Hero Stone
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, Goa
Gallery Name Reserve collection-2
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Basalt
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Cundaim
Find Place Cundaim
Style Kadamba/Yadava
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba/Yadava
Period / Year of Work 11th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba/Yadava
Culture Kadamba/Yadava
Dimensions 0.54 m X 0.33 m X 0.90 m
Detailed Description Broken viragal or hero stone sculpted on three panels. Lowermost panel depicts the immolation of the hero by his decapitation. Three persons are standing on either side of the hero who is seated on a throne and one person on his right side is shown raising a weapon to cut the head off. In the middle panel the dead hero is depicted as he is on his way to heaven accompanied by musicians. In the uppermost panel the hero has arrived in heaven and worships shivalinga;linga is broken and only the yonipitha (pedestal) is visible.
Brief Description Broken viragal or hero stone sculpted on three panels.