Title Stupa-slab
Accession Number mar-scu-0025
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 115 X 90 X 15 cm
Brief Description Lime Stone - Stupa slab showing Agni-skanda at the bottom. Left side Bodhi tree, right side Dharma Chakra, number of Chatras on top. Mended.
Detailed Description Slab depicting a stupa without much carvings and belonging to a non-ornamental variety. The central piece shows worship of Buddha in the symbolic form as an agni-stambha (flaming pillar) with tri-ratna at the top, all set in the background of stupa out line. On the left side is depicted a Bodhi-tree flanked by devotees and on the right side is carved dharma- chakra being worshipped. At the extreme ends are executed standing male figures in an attitude of adoration, Multiple ornate type of chhatravali is varved above the harmika. The decoration elements of the ayaka-pata are chipped off/ eroded beyond recognition.