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Chauri Bearer:

This image shows a  chauri bearer. This is a beautiful sculpture, which dates back to the reign of Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty. Ashoka was India's most illustrious emperor and also remembered as a great proponent of Buddhism. Here the woman is seen carrying a chauri (fly whisk) which was used to fan members of the royal family or people belonging to a high rank. Many such beautiful stone sculptures dating to the reign of Ashoka have been found. One of the most striking features of these sculptures is the highly polished exterior which gives it a glass like shine. This stone sculpture is from Didarganj and is now kept in the Patna Museum, Bihar.
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License:[Source CCRT ]Feb. 20, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
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