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Ancient female statue now called Agam Kua, Patna

Ancient female statue now called Agam Kua, Patna

Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(210c)

Item number: 1003210c

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an ancient female statue now called Agam Kua, at Patna, taken by Alexander E. Caddy in 1895. In his report of a tour in 1879-80, A. Cunningham wrote, 'When I saw the two statues in the New Indian Museum at Calcutta, I then remembered that a broken statue of a similar kind was still standing at Agam Kua, just outside the city of Patna, adorned with a new head and a pair of roughly marked breasts, so as to do duty for the great goddess Mata-Mai...The Agam Kua is a very large and very old brick well...The broken figure is said to have been found in this well, and it seems probable therefore that the two statues were also found either at or near the same place.'

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