Jain sculpture found at “Mudgeery near Callianee”. 18 August 1799. Published alongside folio 52 in AR.
Medium: Pencil on paper
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."