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Friezes

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Running Men Frieze

Drawing of a piece of rail coping showing two running men carrying a large garland. [WD1061, folio 15]
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Inscribed: 2ft.8in. by 3ft. l0in. March 1816.
Location of Sculpture: The National Museum of India, New Delhi. See Knox (1992) catalogue number 44; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 79; BM30.
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Royal Procession Frieze

Drawing of a frieze in two parts showing nobles, a royal procession, Naga people and devotees around a seated Buddha. [WD1061, folio 41]
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Inscribed:a) lft.5.2in. by 3ft.7.5in. b) lft.3in. by 6ft.3.8in. H.H. March 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Buddha Frieze

Drawing of three rectangular fragments carved with Buddhas. (a) Seated Buddha with horse and rider below. (b) Standing Buddha next to a seated king. (c) Standing Buddha, seated Buddha and a stupa surrounded by devotees. [WD1061, folio 62].
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Inscribed:(a) 3ft. by lft.1.9in. (b) lft.4.7in. by 2ft.11.9in. (c)lft.1.6in. by 2ft.10.9in. M.B. April 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Herd of Cows Frieze

Drawing of two rectangular fragments showing (a) a herd of cows (b) railing pattern. [WD1061, folio 82]
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Inscribed: (a) 2ft.7.75in. by 2ft.5in. (b) lft.llin. by 2ft.9in. Began 3rd finished 5 Oct'r 1817. T.A.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Seated King Frieze

Drawing of a railing coping with narrative carving showing a seated king, musicians and dancers and a queen reclining on a bed. [WD1061, folio 83]
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Inscribed: 2ft.9in. by 7ft.4.25in. Specimen of the Ancient Sculptures from the Dipaldinna at Amrawutty. Drawn by Nujbulla 22nd April 1819.
Location of Sculpture: Indian Museum, Calcutta.
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Veneration of a Stupa Frieze

Drawing of a piece of railing coping showing the veneration of a stupa and a seated king and queen surrounded by attendants. [WD1061, folio 84]
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Inscribed: 2ft.6.25in. by 3ft.3.5in. Drawn by Pearylaul 27th Aug'st 1819.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. See Knox (1992) catalogue number 40; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 89; BM34.
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