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Figure (Tara). Made of stone (basalt).
- Found/Acquired: India (East)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 83 centimetres (including stone base)
- Width: 40 centimetres (including stone base)
- Depth: 22.5 centimetres (including stone base)
Inscription CommentBuddhist creed.
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.
2010 Aug 4 – Nov 15, China, Shanghai Museum, ‘India: The Art of the Temple’
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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Object reference number: RRI828
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