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

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

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

Period:
Medieval Period

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) Weight: 360.5 lb. (163.52 kg)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1956-75-45

Credit Line:
Purchased from the Stella Kramrisch Collection with funds contributed by R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Nelson Rockefeller, and other generous donors, the bequest of Sophia Cadwalader, the Popular Subscription Fund, and proceeds from the sale of deaccessioned works of art, 1956

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