Sealing No. 11




Sealing with Buddhist Sanskrit Text - Front View

Eastern India - 8th-12th century CE

Brownish terracotta disc with seal impression.   Complete impression of the seal.  Seal impression is indistinct and unreadable, especially at the top of the sealing.   A section of the right edge of sealing has broken off, though it does not affect the seal impression.   Edges of the sealing show pressure cracks which were created when the seal impression was made.  The clay used to make this sealing is very coarse.  It contains large particulates, small stones and mica fragments.

Type 5 seal containing 6 or 7 bands of text.    

 

Sealing with Buddhist Sanskrit Text - Back View

Flat backed sealing.  Piece of right side of the sealing has broken off.   The coarseness of the clay used to make the sealing is clearly visible on the back where embedded small white stones and mica flakes are visible.

 

Dimensions:

2.8 cm high

2.9 cm wide

0.9 cm thick

 




Enlarged Views

 

 

Enlarged View - Front

Enlarged View - Back

 

 







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