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  • Object type

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  • Description

    Figure (Tara). Made of stone (basalt).

  • Date

    • 11thC
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 83 centimetres (including stone base)
    • Width: 40 centimetres (including stone base)
    • Depth: 22.5 centimetres (including stone base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Buddhist creed.
  • Curator's comments

    Possibly from Boiconthapore ghat, Monghyr. See Yates, Memoirs of Mr John Chamberlain (London, 1824), pp. 444-5. The account refers to Laksmi and the present sculpture is so described in the Stuart sale catalogue, lot 69.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2010 Aug 4 – Nov 15, China, Shanghai Museum, ‘India: The Art of the Temple’

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.

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