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   Verandah South

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. 667

Lintel ShantivadiJataka



Measurement: 58x492x40 cms.

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Acc No. 671

Door Jamb

Gupta, c. 6th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 50x55x44

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Acc No. 672

Architectural Fragement

Gupta, c. 6th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 38x53x35 cms.

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Acc No. 673

Architectural Piece

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

Measurement: 77x30x18 cms.

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Acc No. 674

Pediment

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

Measurement: 48x62x33 cms.

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Acc No. 675

Lintel

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

Measurement: 26x153x32 cms.

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Acc No. 682

Lintel

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

Measurement: 36x135x46 cms.

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Acc No. 686

Gargoyle

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

Measurement: 38x78x33 cms.

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Acc No. 691

Architectural Fragement

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

Measurement: 32x68x39 cms.

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Acc No. 696

Lintel

Gupta, c. 6th cent. A.D.

Measurement: 38x42x35 cms.

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