Help on an ancient indian stell with sanskrit inscription

riccardo garbini riccardo.garbini at IOL.IT
Wed Jul 15 23:35:27 UTC 1998

>Dear Indologist
>There are a couple of stones with inscriptions in sanskrit in Portugal. Two
>of thwm were already decifered almost a century ago. At that period
>historians were lookink for a stone that was spoused to be brought from the
>temples of Elephanta. After knowing the contents of the inscriptions two of
>the stells were excluded but recently it was discovered another one that
>was upside down covering the grave of a Vice-King.
>I am not a sanscristist neither an epigraphist, I am an anthropologist with
>some knowledge of sanskrit and indian history and art. The Stella has three
>friezes  with an inscription above that that depictes a sacrifice?
>I just start to investigate what my knowledge alows and before to proceed I
>would like to herar from some of you.
>What is the kind of rock that it is used in the temples of Elefanta? have
>you ever heard about a stone that was taken away during the Portuguese
>invansions in XVI century in the zone of Salsete?
>I am sending some images. The inscriptions in Sanskrit are hard to decifer
>even on the original stone.
>Thank for the help

Dear Mariana Caixeiro,
my name is Riccardo Garbini and my research field is Indian epigraphy.
You can easily infer what kind of interest stimulated your letter.
I would really like to study these inscription.
Likely, the more easy way would be to check the pictures of these inscription.
You may send some good picture (or drawings) of these inscriptions to the
following address:
                        Dr. Riccardo Garbini
                        c/o Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente
                                (IsIAO) - Via Merulana 248
                                00185 - Roma -Italia

Hoping to hear news from your side,

                                Yours, Riccardo.

sincerely yours,riccardo

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