Stupa slab with Malavahakas
Title Stupa slab with Malavahakas
Accession Number mar-scu-0488
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Reserve Collection - 01
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Origin Place 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 83 X 91 cm.
Detailed Description Stupa panel with three horizontal friezes. The top frieze shows malavalakas carrying a mala(garland) and its central pendant is depicted with a pair of fish and small stupa above. A series of Purna-kumbhas are carved within pilastered frames in the middle row. In the lower part is seen a series of Triratnas decorated with lotus petals on sides.
Brief Description Limestone. Stupa slab depicting garland with bearers above, Purnakumba in the middle, and Triratna below.