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Lion Capital of Asoka

Lion Capital of Asoka - ISBN: 9786130761813
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback (25-03-2010)
Genre: Oudheid (tot 500)
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The Lion capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four "Indian lions" standing back to back. It was originally placed atop the A oka pillar at Sarnath, now in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The pillar, sometimes called the A oka Column is still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum. This Lion Capital of Ashoka from Sarnath has been adopted as the National Emblem of India and the wheel "Ashoka Chakra" from its base was placed onto the center of the National Flag of India. The capital contains four lions (Indian / Asiatic Lions), standing back to back, mounted on an abacus, with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion, separated by intervening spoked chariot-wheels over a bell-shaped lotus. Carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, the capital was believed to be crowned by a 'Wheel of Dharma' (Dharmachakra popularly known in India as the "Ashoka Chakra"), which has now been lost. There is a similar intact Ashoka pillar in Thailand (see photo) with a similar four lion capital intact and crowned with Ashoka Chakra / Dharmachakra.

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Titel: Lion Capital of Asoka
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 116
Uitgever: Alphascript Publishing
Publicatiedatum: 2010-03-25
NUR: Oudheid (tot 500)
ISBN/ISBN13: 9786130761813
Intern nummer: 14894096

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