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Mandhatu Jataka.
Title Mandhatu Jataka.
Accession Number mar-scu-0018
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-02
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Find Place Nagarjunakonda valley ,Guntur district,Andhra pradesh
Style Nagarjunakonda art.
School Late phase of Amaravathi school
Patron/Dynasty Ikshavakus
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Dimensions 140 X 74 X 13 cm
Detailed Description Lower part of a drum slab. The extant portion depicts two panels the top one shows a scene of Sibi-Jataka. King Sibi (Bodhisattva) offering flesh from his left thigh as a ransom to the hunter (Sakra in disguise) to release the dove (Agni in disguise) from the clusters of the former. Early type of balance well depicted. But the king"s flesh not being sufficient for the purpose, he himself sits on the pan of the balance. On this, the gods Sakra and Agni appear in their real form to laud the king. The lower panel narrates the event of subjugation and finally conversion of Yaksha Alavaka by narrating the well-known parable to Madhu-bindu by Buddha.
Brief Description Lime Stone- Slab depicts Sibi-jataka in the top panel and Madhubindu legend in the bottom panel. Mended.