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Sculptured pillar and sculptured slabs in the grounds of the Bihar Museum. 1003202

Sculptured pillar and sculptured slabs in the grounds of the Bihar Museum. 1003202

Photographer: Simpson, Sir Benjamin

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(202)

Item number: 1003202

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of some sculptures in the grounds of the Bihar museum taken by Sir Benjamin Simpson in the 1870s. The photograph is part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series. The sculptures are set in niches and are identified as Aditya, Vishnu and Nagas although they are difficult to make out in this photograph. A note written by Bloch concerning the Bihar museum states that, "The sculptures photographed while exhibited in the Bihar Museum were collected from various places in Bihar, and are now in the Indian Museum. A paper by Mr Broadley, dealing with this collection, was published in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. XLI, part I, 1872, pp. 209-311."

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