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Pillars and Columns

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Column with Wheel

Drawing of a tall rectangular stele showing a column with wheel on top. [WD1061, folio 14]
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Inscribed:5ft. by 13in. Sept. 14 1816; 22 Sept.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Two Pilasters

Drawing of two drum pilasters showing (a) a column with wheel on top and (b) four panels showing a stupa, a seated Buddha, another seated Buddha and standing man with horse. [WD1061, folio 27]
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Inscribed:(a) 4ft.8.lin. by 10.5in. 15th October 1816. (b) 4ft. 2.3in. by 8in. M. Burke 20th October 1816.
Location of Sculpture: The piece labelled "b" is in the British Museum. See Knox catalogue (1992) number 83; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 110; BM73.
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Two Pillars

Drawing of two pillars labelled "a" and "b", each showing a column with a wheel on top. [WD1061, folio 40].
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Inscribed: a) 4ft.l0in. by l0in. b) 4ft.l0in. by 10.5in. The pillars found lying to the south which belong to the same circle. H.H. March 1817.
Location of Sculpture: The piece labelled "b" is in the British Museum. See Knox catalogue (1992) number 81; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 107; BM71.
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Three Pillars

Drawing of three pillars carved with (a) seated Buddhas and a stupa capital (b) seated Buddhas and a stupa capital (c) a column surrounded by devotees. [WD1061, folio 59]
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Inscribed:(a) 4ft.1.8in. by 7.2in. (b) 4ft.6.9in. by 7.2in. (c) 3ft.5.9in. by 11.4in. Pillars found lying on the South which belong to the inner circle. M.B. April 1817.
Location of Sculpture: The pieces labelled "a" and "b" are in the British Museum. See Knox catalogue (1992) numbers 85 and 86; Barrett (1954) catalogue numbers 111 and 112; BM84 and BM86.
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