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Mandhatu Jataka.
Title Mandhatu Jataka.
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-04
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Narjunakondakonda, 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 60 X 86 X 16 cm
Detailed Description Dome-slab of a stupa depicting the story of Mandhata-Jataka in three panels. The upper panel shows Buddha being worshipped by devotees. The middle one shows king Mandhata falling from the heaven. The king is lying helplessly leaning on his wife, while a large number of people are shown around him. The narrative concept follows the single compositional scheme of a central figure of the king encompassed by his consorts and maids around him. A corner of the panel shows the sky with a comet, implying thereby that the king is on his deathbed. The lower panel is not clear. Mutilated and mended.
Brief Description Lime Stone - Dome slab - Top panel shows the Buddha being worshipped, middle panel shows Mandhatu's fall, a part of the sky and a comet, bottom panel not clear. Mended.