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Inscribed Ayaka pillar.
Title Inscribed Ayaka pillar.
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
Inscription Prakrit inscription in full. 8th regnal year of siri Virapurushadatta.
Dimensions 16 X 43 X 32cm
Detailed Description This Prakrit inscription in eight lines is engraved in beautiful nail headed variety of Brahmi script of 3rd-4th century AD on the front three faces of the octagonal part of a damaged ayaka-pillar. It records that Adavi Chamtasiti, the aunt of the ruling king and uterine sister of Siri Chamtamula, erected the ayaka-pillar at the Mahachaitya for the sake of attainment by herself of the well fare and bliss in both the worlds, in the eighth regnal yaar of the Ikshvaku king Madhariputra Siri Virapurushadatta.
Brief Description Lime Stone - Ayaka pillar - square base and octagonal shaft, top missing. Prakrit inscription in full. 8th regnal year of siri Virapurushadatta.