Buddhist sculpture from Karamar, Peshawar District: fragment of an urdhvapatta, showing three scenes, one of them a Naga scene.
Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a Buddhist sculpture, a fragment of an urdhvapatta, showing five religious scenes from Karamar, Peshawar District. These boxed sculptures were described by Bloch as 'fragments of two urdhva-pattas showing four different scenes, one of which is a Naga-scene, other uncertain; various other fragments among which the so-called 'Gigantomachia'.' The term urdhva-patta is described as occuring 'in the Amravati inscriptions where it is used for slabs greater in length than in breadth and divided by horizontal lines into different compartments, representing various religious scenes.'