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Life scenes of Buddha and Mithunas.
Title Life scenes of Buddha and Mithunas.
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-01
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley,Guntur district,Andhra pradesh
Find Place Nagarjunakonda valley,Guntur dist, Andhra Pradesh
Style Nagarjunakonda art.
School Late phase of Amaravathi school
Patron/Dynasty Ikshvakus
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Inscription The single line inscription deeply engraved along the top border in Brahmi characters of the period is in Sanskrit language. It records that in the 24th (twenty fourth) regnal year of king Ehuvula Chamtamula, Kumaranandin, a member of merchant community, son of Isvaradatta, belonging to Syandaka parvata got installed a stone sculpture of the Buddha.
Dimensions 50 X 250 X 12 cm
Detailed Description This interesting inscribed and sculptured cornice beam from a Buddha chaitya in Site-106, had been the facing cornice of a podium on which the Buddha image was installed. The panel depicts in bold lines within decorated circular medallions the key episodes of Buddha's life like Prince Siddhartha surrounded by musicians, Mahabhinishkramana, Mara's attack and retreat and seated Buddha preaching. Each scene is alternated by an excellently executed Mithuna figure set in ornate rectangular frame. In its elegent style of execution as well as in the portrayal of the human moods and sentiments this relief panel ranks amongst the best specimens of the Nagarjunakonda art. The single line inscription deeply engraved along the top border in Brahmi characters of the period is in Sanskrit language. It records that in the 24th (twenty fourth) regnal year of king Ehuvula Chamtamula, Kumaranandin, a member of merchant community, son of Isvaradatta, belonging to Syandaka parvata got installed a stone sculpture of the Buddha.
Brief Description Lime Stone - lintel beam depicting Left to Right: Mithuna, preaching Buddha seated, Mithuna, Mara's attack, Mithuna, Mahabhinishkramana, Mithuna, Siddhartha surrounded by musicians, Mithuna. Inscription below.