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Drum Slabs: Nagas

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The central decoration of these drum slabs is a multi-headed serpent.

Drum Slab folio 18

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft.8in. by 2ft.8in.[WD1061, folio 18]
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Inscribed: H.H. September 1816.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 20

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft.5in. by 3ft.0.9in. [WD1061, folio 20]
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Inscribed:Tope slab. 25th Sept'r 1816. M.B
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 23

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 5ft.5in. by 2ft.9in. [WD1061, folio 23].
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Inscribed:H.H. 15th October 1816.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 32

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft.6in. by 3ft.2in. [WD1061, folio 32]
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Inscribed: Inner Circle S.W. No.7. 27th October 1816.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 35

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft.9in. by 3ft. [WD1061, folio 35]
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Inscribed: Inner circle S.W. side. No.8. 15th Nov'r. 1816. T.A. & M.B.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 46

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4.5ft. by 3ft. [WD1061, folio 46]
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Inscribed: Sculpture at Amrawutty. Resembles No. 7. March 5th 1816.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. See Knox (1992) catalogue number 74; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 93; BM81.
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