The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Mathura Lakulisa Pilaster

The top and bottom sections are four-faced, while the middle is octagonal. One face of the top and bottom and five faces of the middle are well dressed, the rest are rough, hence Bhandarkar's reasonable assumption that it was a pilaster built into a wall rather than a free-standing pillar. The dressed side of the top bears a sculpted trident, and that of the bottom has a standing figure of a corpulent nude male, probably Lakulīśa.

Object URI
OB00008
Extent
132 cm height
History details
Discovered in July 1928 by a dealer (illicit?) in antiquities, attached to a well in Cāṇḍūl-Māṇḍūl Bagīcī near the Raṅgeśvar Mahādev temple of Mathurā. He took it to his place, from where the police took it to a godown.
Event Type
Created
Place
Mathurā
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Cāṇḍūl-Māṇḍūl Bagīc
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1928
Event Type
Stored
Place
Vidisha Museum
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1983
Event Place Uncertain