Rare statue found in a debris field

Archaeologists in Kunan village (Bandipora district in North Kashmir) discovered a rare statue dating back to the Karkota era (600 AD- 800 AD). The artwork in form of a memorial stone slab was found during an excavation conducted to remove the debris from the local playing area.

Statue from Kunan village (by Daily News and Analysis India)
Statue from Kunan village (by Daily News and Analysis India)

The face of the memorial stone is in three panels depicting few crude human and animal images. The depiction in the central panel shows an image of a standing person in a turban on its head, holding a bow and arrow to its left.

(after Daily News and Analysis India)

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