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Sanchi: Great Stupa, stairway, Andhra Period

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sanchi: Great Stupa, stairway, Andhra Period
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Sanchi
architecture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: As we have mentioned earlier, the first terrace on the dome of the stupa rises just above the mid-section of the mound designated at the 'World of Man' and is reached by a double stairway one side of which we see in our slide, The railing is left undecorated like the uprights and cross bars of the outer enclosure, In its original state, when the mound was painted and gilded, the railing would have formed a subtle contrast to the coloured surface of the shrine, The height of the terrace is about 15 feet above the ambulatory, and one could repeat the ritual circumambulation of the stupa on this terrace, Visitors doing this second journey are considered to be in closer contact with the gods,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/163062
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-284

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