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Buddhist sculpture from the upper monastery at Nutta, Peshawar District

Buddhist sculpture from the upper monastery at Nutta, Peshawar District

Photographer: Serrot, M.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1191)

Item number: 10031191

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Buddhist sculptures from the upper monastery at Nutta, Peshawar District. This print shows a large group of miscellaneous sculptures, including Buddha images, sculpture slabs and fragments from friezes. This is one of a series of photographs taken for Cole at Mardan by Serrot. Cole wrote of the objects in this image, 'Although covering a small area of about 80 feet by 60 feet this site yielded some very interesting and elaborate stone sculptures, most of which were found round two small central topes. Pieces of plaster figure were also found. The two topes have a diameter of 10 feet, and with domes and tee or finials, would have been about 20 feet above the floor level of the monastery. I have been able to piece many of the fragments represented in the plate, and the whole collection, arranged in small boxes, is intended for the Imperial Museum in Calcutta.'

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