Disc Stone
Title Disc Stone
Accession Number 52.77
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Archaeology
Object Type Archaeology
Main Material Stone
Country India
Origin Place Patna, Bihar
Patron/Dynasty Maurya-Sunga,
Period / Year of Work 3rd -2nd Century A.D.
Dimensions Dia. 5.7 cm.
Brief Description Circular disc carved in relief on one side, depicting a sixteen- petalled lotus flower design, enclosed in a circle of nandi- padas (dot and a crescent-pattern). Greyish-buff soap-stone. An inscription at the back reading.
Detailed Description Disc stone decorated with figures in low relief on one face, depicting a sixteen petalled lotus flower with the nodes having a criss-cross design. the flower is encircled with a row of several nandi-padas. An inscription is at the back.