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Stupa-slab
Title Stupa-slab
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-05
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 150 X 82 X 13 cm
Detailed Description A well preserved stupa slab depicting a fully developed ornate variety of a stupa. The central figure shows Bodhisatva Padmapani holding a fully bloomed lotus in his right hand. The ayaka-pata above depicts devotees adoring a stupa . On either extreme ends are carved flower sellers and devotees. The dome of the anda region presents scenes from the conversion of Anguimala. The upper part of dome is also profusely carved. Flying vidyadharas in various attractive poses carved in the top corners at the harmika level add charm to the slab besides balancing the entire composition.
Brief Description Lime Stone - Stupa-slab. Standing Padmapani forms the central figure.