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Sir Benjamin Simpson
Sculptured pillar and sculptured slabs in the grounds of the Bihar Museum.
Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(201), Item number: 1003201
Photograph of some sculptures in the grounds 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. To the right is a highly ornamented sculpture pillar whilst behind it, set in niches are a number of sculptured slabs. A note written by Bloch concerning the Bihar museum 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."