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Police recovers 1300yrs old sculpture of Goddess Durga in Budgam

November 30 ( KINS): Police in Budgam have recovered an ancient sculpture from Khag area. Accordingly, a team of officers from Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, J&K Government were called for examination of the recovered sculpture at District Police Office Budgam. During examination it was revealed that the recovered sculpture of Goddess Durga dates back roughly to 7th AD (about 1300 years old). 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 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. ( KINS)

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