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Sir Benjamin Simpson
Group of Buddhist sculptures arranged in the garden of the Bihar Museum.
Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(207), Item number: 1003207
Photograph of some sculptures arranged in the garden of the Bihar museum taken by Sir Benjamin Simpson in the 1870s. The photograph is part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series. The pieces are all depict Buddhist themes and include sculptured pillars and small Buddhist 'chapels'. A note written by Bloch states that, "The sculptures photographed while exhibited in the Bihar Museum were collected from various places in Bihar, and are now in the Indian Museum. A paper by Mr Broadley, dealing with this collection, was published in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. XLI, part I, 1872, pp. 209-311."