1300-Year-Old Sculpture Of Goddess Durga Recovered In Central Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Budgam have recovered an ancient sculpture from Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday.

SSP Budgam handed over 1300 years old sculpture of Goddess Durga to concerned department

A police spokesman in a statement said that accordingly a team of officers from the Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Jammu and Kashmir Government were called for an examination of the recovered sculpture at District Police Office Budgam.”

“During the examination, it was revealed that the recovered sculpture of Goddess Durga dates back roughly to 7th AD (about 1300 years old),” said the police.

The sculpture is carved in a black stone with Goddess Durga seated on lion throne, however, some part of the left side arm is missing. Moreover, the sculpture is having the influence of the Gandhara School of Art.

The said recovered sculpture was handed over formally to Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh Deputy Director Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums and his team by Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS, SSP Budgam in presence of Police/Civil officers after fulfilling all the legal formalities, said a police spokesman in a statement.

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