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The Amaravati Album

Rectangular Slabs: Single-framed scenes

Although the pictures below show only a portion of each drawing, they lead into pop-up images of entire drawings. Detailed scans of each folio can be accessed through the links, but will take some time to download.

King with Attendants

Drawing of a rectangular slab showing a king with attendants. [WD1061, folio 13]
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Inscribed: 5ft.3ins. by 3ft.8ins. September 4th 1816.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum (search term: 'Amaravati'. Click on the 5th image). See Knox (1992) catalogue number 100; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 81; BM49.
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Birth of the Buddha

Drawing of a rectangular slab showing birth of the Buddha. [WD1061, folio 17]
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Inscribed: 5ft. 1in. by 2ft.9in. T.A.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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King and a Rishi

Drawing of a rectangular slab with two frames showing a king on a throne and a rishi with female attendants. [WD1061, folio 22].
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Inscribed: 5ft.6in. by 2ft.5in. This figure is represented in the original with a modest smile in her countenance as if looking downward. (The figure referred to is indicated by an "x" at the bottom centre of the composition.) H.H. 25 Sept'r 1816.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Devotees Around a Tree

Drawing of a rectangular slab showing devotees around a tree. [WD1061, folio 25]
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Inscribed: 3ft.0.5in. by 2ft.8in. Large Stone to the SW. 10th Oct'r 1816. M.B
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Vase of Flowers

Drawing of a rectangular slab showing a vase of flowers. [WD1061, folio 38]
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Inscribed: 4ft.4.5in. by 2ft.2.5in. Loose stone to the East. C.B. Dec'r 1816.
Location of Sculpture: Unknown.
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Stupa

Drawing of a rectangular slab showing a stupa. [WD1061, folio 39]
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Inscribed: 4ft.9.5in. by 2ft.8in. Loose stone to the East. C.B. Dec'r 1816.
Location of Sculpture: The British Museum. Knox (1992) catalogue number
95; Barrett (1954) catalogue number 66; BM115.
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