Sculptures from 12th century found in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 4 (PTI) Several ancient sculptures were unearthed from an Archaeological site in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, an official spokesman said today.

The treasure trove was found by Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums from Semthan village recently and included three fragmented sculptures of Lord Vishnu (without face, legs and arms) which date back to 12th century AD, the spokesman said.

He said two fragmentary sculptures adorned in war dresses, riding on elephant, have also been recovered from the site.

The artifacts, belonging to Kashmir school of sculpture, have been taken to S P S Museum here for preservation, while the documentation of these objects is under way, the spokesman said.

He said more findings are expected from the site which is archaeologically rich.