Hero Stone
Title Hero Stone
Accession Number acc-no-0038
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, Goa
Gallery Name Gallery no-4
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Basalt
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Provenance Cuncolim (South Goa)
Find Place Cuncolim (South Goa)
Style Kadamba/Yadava
Patron/Dynasty Kadamba/Yadava
Period / Year of Work 12th Century AD
Tribe Kadamba/Yadava
Culture Kadamba/Yadava
Dimensions 0.95 m X 0.30 m X 0.11 m
Brief Description Complete Viragal (hero stone) in three panels.
Detailed Description Complete Viragal (hero stone) in three panels. The lower most panel depicts the heroic death of a hero who is being slain by his enemy; two persons are playing drum and gong motivatimg the figures. The middle panel depicts the dead hero being carried to heaven by celestial beings amidst beating of drum and gong. The upper panel illustrates the victorious hero enthroned in heaven by apsaras.