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Rectangular Slabs Decorated with Medallions

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Lotus Medallions and Gandharvas

Drawing of a railing pillar with two lotus medallions and gandharvas. [WD1061, folio 36]
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Inscribed: 6ft.7in. by 2ft.9in. Exterior circle (counting from the North) No.6. 19th November 1816. M.B.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. Knox (1992) catalogue number 5; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 5; BM46.
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Lotus Medallions and Figures

Drawing of a railing pillar with two lotus medallions. Figures adoring a throne are shown in the area between the medallions. [WD1061, folio 37]
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Inscribed: 6ft.5in. by 2ft.7.5in. Exterior Circle (intermediate stones circular and no figures). No.5A . 25th November 1816. M.B.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Newborn Child and Devotees

Drawing of a railing column showing scenes of a newborn child being publicly presented. Above are devotees venerating a peacock. Below is a lotus medallion. [WD1061, folio 43]
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Inscribed: 5ft. by 3ft. of 4 stones to the south. 1st. T.A. H.H. March 4th 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Lotus Medallions

Drawing of a railing pillar with two lotus medallions. [WD1061, folio 48]
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Inscribed: 6ft.7in. by 3ft. H.H. 12th March 1817.
Location of Sculpture:Unknown.
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Seated King and Queen

Drawing of a railing pillar showing a seated king and queen above a lotus medallion. [WD1061, folio 53]
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Inscribed: 3ft.8.3in. by 2ft. 11.6in. Outer circle No.9. M. B. March 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Devotees with Nobles and a Bullock Cart

Drawing of a railing pillar with scenes of devotees, nobles and a bullock cart. [WD1061, folio 54]
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Inscribed: 4ft. 10.5in. by 2ft.10.6in. Outer circle No. 8. M.B. March 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Devotees Surrounding a Throne

Drawing of a railing pillar. Central image shows devotees surrounding a throne. Seated figures above and lotus medallion below. [WD1061, folio 58].
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Inscribed: 4ft.7.5in. by 2ft.8.9in. Outer circle No. (14 or) 21 M.B. March 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Three Ganas

Drawing of a railing pillar showing three Ganas. Lotus medallions above and below. [WD1061, folio 60]
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Inscribed: 6ft.0.75in. by 2ft.l0in. C. B. April 1817.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. Knox (1992) catalogue number 14; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 83; BM17.
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Three Ganas in Centre

Drawing of a railing pillar showing three Ganas at centre and lotus medallions above and below. [WD1061, folio 61]
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Inscribed: 6ft.11.25in. by 2ft.9.25in. Sculpture on the back part of the stone forming the outer circle (the opposite side was drawn by Newman). C. B. April 1817.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. Knox (1992) catalogue number 12; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 84; (BM11).
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Seated Nobles and a Young Family

Drawing of a railing pillar showing seated nobles and a young family. Lotus medallion below. [WD1061, folio 64]
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Inscribed: 6ft. by 2ft.8.lin. No.15. C. B. April 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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People at Rest

Drawing of a railing pillar showing scenes of people at rest. Lotus medallion below. [WD1061, folio 72]
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Inscribed: 5ft. by 2ft.8.25in. 3rd Stone East of No.57. T. A. July 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Devotees Surrounding the Footprints of Buddha

Drawing of a railing pillar showing devotees surrounding the foot prints of the Buddha, a seated man and a seat under a tree. Medallion showing devotees above and lotus medallion below. [WD1061, folio 73]
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Inscribed: 5ft.l0in. by 3ft.1in. No.57. T. A. August 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Soldiers with an Elephant and Devotees

Drawing of two railing pillars showing (a) three lotus medallions (b) soldiers and an elephant moving into battle. Devotees surrounding a standing Buddha above and a lotus medallion below. [WD1061, folio 74]
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Inscribed: (a) 6ft.1in. tall. (a&b) 3ft.11.2in. wide. (a) No.57 (b) No.58 The accompanying Facsimile was taken from a stone placed here .- H.H. August 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Nobles at Lesiure

Drawing of a railing pillar showing nobles at leisure and a man on horseback returning with troops. Medallion above shows a crowd of female devotees. Lotus medallion below. [WD1061, folio 75]
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Inscribed: 6ft.6.5in. by 2ft.9.3in. H.H. August 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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