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Statue of Avalokiteshvara, Udayagiri Hills, Cuttack 100341

Statue of Avalokiteshvara, Udayagiri Hills, Cuttack 100341

Photographer: Cornish, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(41)

Item number: 100341

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a statue of Avalokiteshvara, Udayagiri Hills, Cuttack in Orissa, taken by William Henry Cornish around 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. R.L. Mitra in The Antiquities of Orissa of 1875-80 wrote, 'The figure is cut in high relief on a single slab of rough clorite holding a large lotus in the left hand: the nose and right hand are mutilated. The ears, arms, wrists and breasts are decorated with ornaments...From...the ornaments, and the lotus in the left hand it is obvious that the image is of Padmapani, the renowned Boddhisattva, and not of Buddha himself.'

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