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Statue of four-armed goddess with child (?Devi) and other fragments of sculpture, Rajaona, Monghyr (Munger) District

Statue of four-armed goddess with child (?Devi) and other fragments of sculpture, Rajaona, Monghyr (Munger) District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(182)

Item number: 1003182

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a statue of a four-armed goddess with child (Devi?) and other fragments of sculpture from Rajaona, Monghyr (Munger) District, taken by Joseph David Beglar around 1871-72. Rajaona is a modern village in Bihar surrounded by the remains of ancient occupation in the form of mounds. In a report of his photographic tour of 1871-72 Alexander Cunningham wrote, " Rajaona is a large village surrounded by numerous mounds, the remains of ancient buildings which have furnished several miles of brick ballast to the railway." The sculpture shown in this photograph is Brahmanical and there were once a number of Hindu temples at the site dedicated to Shiva and other deities.

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