Serpent King and Queen (Nagaraja and Nagarani)
Serpent pillar (nagastambha) that probably flanked a door of a brick temple

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Bihar, India, Asia
Made in Nalanda, Bihar, India, Asia

Medieval Period

c. Late 9th - 10th century


41 1/4 x 18 x 9 3/4 inches (104.8 x 45.7 x 24.8 cm) Weight: 360.5 lb. (163.52 kg)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed by Miss Anna Warren Ingersoll, Nelson Rockefeller, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Mrs. Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, Dr. I. S. Ravdin, Mrs. Stella Elkins Tyler, Louis E. Stern, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Levy, Mrs. Flagler Harris, and with funds from the bequest of Sophia Cadwalader, funds from the proceeds of the sale of deaccessioned works of art, the George W.B. Taylor Fund, the John T. Morris Fund, the John H. McFadden, Jr., Fund, the Popular Subscription Fund, and the Lisa Norris Elkins Fund from the Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1956

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