South Gate of Stupa #1


The South Gate marks the main entrance to the stupa. Some decoration has fallen off and is kept in the museum on site. The architraves are carried on lion caryatids. Riders mounted on deer and horses occupy the cross squares. Pictured on the outer face of the architraves are (from top to bottom): a lustration of Lakshmi, a royal visit of Ashoka to the stupa, and a scene with dwarves among foliage.