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Drum Slabs: Seated Buddhas

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These drum slabs all feature seated Buddha figures at their centre.

Drum Slab folio 24

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft. by 5ft.8.5in. [WD1061, folio 24]
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Inscribed: No.1. M.B. 16th Sept. 1816.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. See Knox (1992) catalogue number 70; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 100; BM72.
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Drum Slab folio 33

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft.2in. by 3ft.4in. [WD1061, folio 33]
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Inscribed:East side inner circle. T.A. 12th Nov'r 1816.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Broken Drum Slab folio 55

Drawing of a broken drum slab showing half a stupa measuring 2ft. 10.6in. by 2ft.8in. [WD1061, folio 55].
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Inscribed: Inner Circle East side No.12. W.S. March 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Madras Government Museum, Chennai. Accession number 235.
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Drum Slab folio 67

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 5ft. by 4ft.0.75in. [WD1061, folio 67]
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Inscribed: No.21. T. A. May 1817.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 79

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 4ft.8.25in. by 3ft.0.25in. [WD1061, folio 79]
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Inscribed: No. 1 fronting from the right hand side. T.A.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Drum Slab folio 80

Drawing of a drum slab measuring 5ft.5in. by 3ft.l0in. [WD1061, folio 80]
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Inscribed: No.2. T.A.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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