THREE standing Buddha images cast in metal, of exceptionally early date for the remains in Further India, have been found in Champa, Celebes, and Java (Figs, II, 13, and 14). These figures have always been mentioned as obvious products of the school of Amarāvatī and dated between the third and the sixth century A.D. Coedés, the great scholar on Further India, has subscribed to this general agreement, but has prudently added the statement that the term “Amarāvatī” does not exclude the possibility of the images coming from Ceylon. Several difficulties are involved in the question. The term “Amarāvatī” has been used by scholars in two different connotations. It may simply define the sculptures from the Great Stūpa at Amarāvatī) or, in its broader meaning, it may comprise all the sculptures from the Vengī region which are carved in the same kind of marble and share the same style.