Sealing No. 7

Sealing with Buddhist Sanskrit Text - Front View

Eastern India - 8th-12th century CE

Grayish-brown terracotta disk with seal impression. Complete impression of the seal.  There was an air pocket in the clay which has left a small circular hole in the upper left surface of  the sealing surface affecting some of the text. Bottom right and top left edges of sealing  are damaged/chipped.  Surface is coated with a whitish-powdery (clay) material making it difficult to read the script.

Type 2 seal containing 7 (or 8) bands of text in a rounded script.


Sealing with Buddhist Sanskrit Text - Back View

Undecorated.  Rounded back.   Left and right edges are broken.  Small silvery mica particles in the clay matrix are clearly visible on the back.  The surface is rough and uneven.



2.8 cm high

2.8 cm wide

0.8 cm thick 


Enlarged Views



Enlarged View - Front

Enlarged View - Back



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