1300-year-old sculpture recovered from Budgam: Police

1300-year-old sculpture recovered from Budgam: Police
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Srinagar: A 1300-year-old sculpture was recovered from the Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Police said Tuesday.

A statement of J&K Police issued here said that it recovered an ancient sculpture from the Khag area of Budgam.

It said that a team of officers from the Department of Archives, Archaeology, and Museums, J&K were called for an examination of the recovered sculpture at District Police Office Budgam.

“During the examination, it was revealed that the recovered sculpture dates back roughly to the 7th century. The sculpture is carved in a black stone with a deity seated on a lion throne but some part of the left side of the arm is missing,” the statement said. “The sculpture influences Gandhara School of Art.”

It said that the recovered sculpture was handed over to Deputy Director Department of Archives, Archaeology, and Museums, Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh and his team by SSP Budgam Tahir Saleem Khan in presence of Police and civil officers after fulfilling all legal formalities.

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