Hero Stone
Title Hero Stone
Accession Number acc-no-0036
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, Goa
Gallery Name Reserve collection-1
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Basalt
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Benaulim (South Goa)
Find Place Benaulim (South Goa)
Style Kadamba/Yadava
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba/Yadava
Period / Year of Work 11th/12th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba/Yadava
Culture Kadamba/Yadava
Dimensions 0.46 m X 0.34 m X 0.10 m
Brief Description Inscribed viragal (hero stone) in two panels.
Detailed Description Inscribed viragal (hero stone) in two panels. The lowermost panel is broken Which initially depicted the cause of the hero's death either by self immolation or by fighting against enemies. The middle panel shows the hero being lifted to heaven in a scabbard protected under a parasol and accompanied by musicians. In the upper panel he is seated in heaven on a throne flanked by apsaras (celestial damsels) who are attending him with parasols and chamaras (fly whisks).