The famous Ashokan lion capital from the Deer Park at Sarnath; it appears in elegant detail on *modern hundred-rupee notes (a very large scan*

Source of lion: http://www.humanities.ccny.cuny.edu/history/reader/asokapillar.htm
(downloaded April 2001)
Source of note: http://www.numisworld.com.sg/India-PR4-976891.jpg
(downloaded Nov. 2006)


The lion capital also appears on India's official seal, and on coins like this three-paisa one

Source of emblem: http://www.payer.de/neobuddhismus/neobud14a1.htm
(downloaded June 2004)
Source of coin: ebay, May 2007





An early Indian aerogram: the lion capital was printed onto it in lieu of a stamp

Source: ebay, May 2012

*A replica of the lion capital, atop the dome of the Vidhana Sudha, Bangalore*

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/balu/119316759/
(downloaded Nov. 2006)



*The lion capital, in a photogravure from 1927*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2010

The Ashokan lion capital, now in the museum at Sarnath

Source: Courtesy of Prof. Frederick Asher, Univ. of Minnesota, October 1999


And its horse

Source: Courtesy of Prof. Frederick Asher, Univ. of Minnesota, October 1999


And its bull

Source: Courtesy of Prof. Frederick Asher, Univ. of Minnesota, October 1999


And its elephant

Source: Courtesy of Prof. Frederick Asher, Univ. of Minnesota, October 1999


The base of the Lion Capital pillar, in its original site in the Deer Park at Sarnath

Source: http://phaploi.tripod.com/pictures.htm
(downloaded July 2005)


The inscription on the surviving base of the pillar

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/70755997@N00/93841204/
(downloaded Apr. 2007)


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