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Nalanda: Votive Stupa

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Nalanda: Votive Stupa
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Gupta Period
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Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This unusual stupa is built on top of a tower, with receding storeys, The stupa is on a double circular platform, decorated with projecting niches, On the ground-floor there are niches with standing or seated Buddha figures, On the first floor these figures are set in the centre of a motif which is related to the kudu, The top storey has no carved decorations, On the left, in the background the decorated plinth of the main sanctuary can be seen, while on the right, in the foreground, the other votive stupas of lesser importance,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-882


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