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Sir Benjamin Simpson
Inscribed slabs in Bihar Museum.
Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(208), Item number: 1003208
Photograph of the inscribed slabs in Bihar Museum taken in the 1870s and is part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (volume 4: Bengal 161-210c). It was credited to 'Dr Simpson', but was possibly taken by Joseph David Beglar. The view shows a group of slabs, consisting of two Armenian tombstones, and five Islamic inscriptions. A note by Bloch reads, '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.