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Kalpavriksha, the Wish fulfilling tree
Title Kalpavriksha, the Wish fulfilling tree
Accession Number 1795
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Archaeology
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Sand Stone
Country India
Provenance Besnagar, Madhya Pradesh
Origin Place Besnagar, Madhya Pradesh
Period / Year of Work Ca 2nd century BCE
Dimensions 172.5cm. in height
Brief Description The sculpture, possibly the capital of a pillar, represents a banyan tree, enclosed by a railing at the base and higher up by a bamboo fencing in the shape of a net work. The branches of the tree bear coin purse, a conch shell, a lotus and a vase overflowing with coins.