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Lion capital, Ashokan column, detail, 3rd Century B.C. Sarnath, Museum

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh)
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T05:07:48Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T05:07:48Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-196
dc.identifier.otherIA-217
dc.identifier.otherIA-217
dc.identifier.other4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/162976
dc.descriptionThe next Asokan column we consider is in excellent condition even after having suffered a fall by apparently natural causes, As this detail of a humped bull shows, Asoka's imperial craftsmen were adept at their art and gave loving attention to the finish their creations bore, A simple but effectively balanced composition of alternating 'flowers' and animals encircles the abacus, It is likely that the 'flowers' are miniature 'Great Wheel' symbols referring to the Great Wheel of the Law said to have been set in motion by the Buddha,
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectMauryan Period: Ancient India
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectmounted transparency set
dc.titleLion capital, Ashokan column, detail, 3rd Century B.C. Sarnath, Museum
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-05-24T05:07:48Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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