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Conch shell
Title Conch shell
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Reserve Collection - 02
Object Type Art object
Main Material Shell
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Find Place N XXIV, Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Patron/Dynasty Ikshvaku period
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Inscription legend reads "dachhinakanasara"
Dimensions 17.8 cm x 10.8 cm.
Detailed Description Conch shell used as trumpet, it has also a hole at the extreme end and an inscription which runs as Uchchitakanasha in dotted character; From Sector N XXIV, site 29 (Ashtabhujasvamin temple) from the cental shrine, Ishavaku level.
Brief Description Inscribed conch with apertures at the vertex and bottom; exterior gloze partly oxidized; legend reads "dachhinakanasara"