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Buddhist sculptures from the monastery at Mian Khan, Peshawar District: various heads and relief scenes.

Buddhist sculptures from the monastery at Mian Khan, Peshawar District: various heads and relief scenes.

Photographer: Serrot, M.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1089)

Item number: 10031089

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Buddhist sculptures from the monastery at Mian Khan, Peshawar District. This is one of a series of photographs taken for Henry Cole at Mardan by Serrot in 1883, and not, as Bloch's list states, by Cole himself. Reproduced in photogravure in Illustrations of Graeco-Buddhist sculptures from the Yusufzai District, in vol. I of H.H. Cole, Preservation of monuments in India (c. 1885), pl. 28, 'The heads Nos. 1 to 5 are particularly good, and show a variety of head-dress. No. 6, part of a garland frieze, is not so classical-looking as the frieze in Plate No. 14. No. 7 is a seated Buddha and disciples. No. 8 is a seated chief under an umbrella, or canopy, with surrounding attendants. No. 9 is a narrow frieze of niches with Persepolitan pillars.'

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