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Slab with line carving.
Title Slab with line carving.
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-04
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 31 X 47 X 7 cms
Detailed Description Roughly rectangular slab bearing the out line drawing of a Salabhanjika carved in deep incision, retrieved from excavated Site No.3 The sketch depicts a Salabhanjika with her right arm positioned on the hip and the left holding the branch of a tree. To her left is a maid with either a casket of toiletry (Prasadhana Karanda) or a pitcher of wine. The lintel over the pillar shows a lioness issuing forth from the jaws of a makara having an upturned snout. This snout is held tightly by a mischievous and impish boy. This is an excellent and rare example of a preliminary drawing(hastalekha) executed before the actual carving of a sculpture.
Brief Description Lime Stone - Slab with the outline drawing(sketch) of Salabhanjaka.