Ancient sculpture found from river Jhelum in Pulwama’s Kakapora
Ancient sculpture found from river Jhelum in Pulwama’s Kakapora

SRINAGAR — An ancient sculpture, dating back to 9th Century, was recovered from river Jehlum in Kakapora area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that some labourers were extracting sand in river Jehleum in Lelhara Kakapora area of Pulwama district and they found an ancient sculpture from the river.

He said that after finding the sculpture, they contacted the local police who rushed to the spot and took the sculpture into their possession.

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“The sculpture made of black and green colour was later handed over to the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums of Jammu and Kashmir,” they said.

Deputy Director, Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums of Jammu and Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmad told KNO that it is a three-headed Vaishno and a unique sculpture of the 9th century.

“It is a green stone sculpture which is very rare and its art is highly decorated but few parts are missing,” he said.

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