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Jain sculpture found at “Mudgeery near Callianee”. 18 August 1799. Published alongside folio 52 in AR.

Jain sculpture found at “Mudgeery near Callianee”. 18 August 1799. Published alongside folio 52 in AR.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: WD1065

Item number: f.54

Length: 45.7

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing dated 18 August 1799, of a Jain statue found at Mudigere in Karnataka, taken from an Album of 56 sheets of drawings mainly of miscellaneous architecture and sculpture in the Deccan and S. India, dated 1793-1806. The drawing was engraved for C. MacKenzie, 'Account of the Jains', 'Asiatic Researches,' vol.9, 1807, opposite page 274. The 'The Extract of a Journal by Major C. MacKenzie' describes the statue, "Feb.24.1797. Near Calyani. On arriving at Mudgiri several appearances, indicated a change in the country, viz the style of building of the pagodas...Without was a great figure of the same kind,also apparently defaced and neglected: and particularly, the several heads of snakes, which as a group shaded it, were mutilated. I could obtain no further information respecting it."

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