File:Bharhut Yavana.jpg

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English: Greek Warrior. Bharhut, c. 100 BC. Indian Museum, Calcutta

The Greeks (speciafically Indo-Greeks) were evidently known at this date to people in the middle of India; here, a Greek warrior has been coopted into the role of dvarapala. The evidence includes his hairstyle, tunic, and boots. In his right hand he holds a grape plant, emblematic of his origin. The sheath of his broadsword is decorated with a nandipada.

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Inscription 55 in the Pillars of Railing of the SW Quadrant at Bharhut.

The inscription at the top, classified as Inscription 55 in the Pillars of Railing of the SW Quadrant at Bharhut (The Stupa of Bharhut, Cunningham, p.136 [1]), is in the Brahmi script and reads from left to right:
"Bhadanta Mahilasa thabho dânam"

"Pillar-gift of the lay brother Mahila."
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Source File:Calcutta ei05-13.jpg
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