Bharhut 05 Pasenadi Pillar – Naga, photograph by Ken Kawasaki


Story of Serpent King Erapata, with Erapata worshipping empty throne, on Prasenajit pillar, from Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh, India, Sunga period, c. 100-80 B.C.E., reddish brown sandstone (Indian Museum, Kolkata)

Story of Serpent King Erapata, with Erapata
worshipping empty throne, on Prasenajit pillar, from Bharhut,
Madhya Pradesh, India, Sunga period, c. 100-80 B.C.E., reddish
brown sandstone (Indian Museum, Kolkata)

Cite this page as: Beth Harris, "Bharhut 05 Pasenadi Pillar – Naga, photograph by Ken Kawasaki," in Smarthistory, February 15, 2016, accessed July 22, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/aniconic-vs-iconic-depictions-of-the-buddha-in-india/bharhut-05-pasenadi-pillar-naga-photograph-by-ken-kawasaki/.