Pillar with Serpents (Nagastambha)
Nagaraja and Queen

Artist/maker unknown, India

Geography:
Made in Bihar, India, Asia
Probably made in Nalanda, Bihar, India, Asia

Period:
Pala-Sena Dynasty (750-1100)

Date:
c. Late 9th - 10th century

Medium:
Gneiss

Dimensions:
41 1/4 x 18 x 9 3/4 inches (104.8 x 45.7 x 24.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 231, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1956-75-45

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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