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   Verandah North

There are two verandahs on either side of the entrance of the museum, where many architectural pieces are exhibited like lintel, face stone, doorjamb, bas-relief, pediment etc. These beautifully carved pieces make one to wonder that all these together must have created masterpieces of majestic architectural buildings. In the North verandah, these pieces show wonderful carvings of fauna and flora, the Buddha in different postures, the Bodhisattvas, Hindu gods and goddesses like Shiva, Parvati, Ganesa, Vishnu and others.

The verandah at the South side also exhibits face and corner stones, lintels, pediments, pedestals, gargoyle and other architectural pieces. Among these a corner stone with two Kirtimukhas issuing pearls out of mouth are noteworthy. There are architectural pieces, which depict social scenes also. One of these shows three attendants, a female holding a child on her thigh and other male-female figures.

One lintel illustrates the ksantivadina jataka which narrates the story of the Buddha’s pervious life when he was tortured to death by a cruel king named Kalabu of Benaras.

Acc No. 618

Architectural Slab

Medieval, c. 9 - 10th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 74x49x40 cms.

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Acc No. 636

Door Jamb

Medieval, c. 9 - 10th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 80x37x26 cms.

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Acc No. 640

Pediment

Medieval, c. 10th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 44x61x22 cms.

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Acc No. 641

Buddha in Face Stone

Late Medieval, c. 12th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 65x40x43 cms.

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Acc No. 645

Face Stone

Medieval, c. 10th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 74x45x18 cms.

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Acc No. 646

Architectural Fragement

Medieval, c. 10th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 50x120x18 cms.

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Acc No. 648

Face Stone

Medieval, c. 10th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 42x66x21 cms.

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Acc No. 649

Architectural & Fragement

Late Medieval, c. 11th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 85x40x35 cms.

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Acc No. 654

Face Stone

Late Gupta, c. 7th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 42x43x32 cms.

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