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US hands over 157 artefacts & antiquities to India | Daily Current Affairs Dose

US hands over 157 artefacts & antiquities to India | Daily Current Affairs Dose

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US hands over 157 artefacts & antiquities to India | Daily Current Affairs Dose

US hands over 157 artefacts & antiquities to India : 157 artefacts & antiquities were handed over by the United States during Prime Minister Modi’s visit. PM Modi conveyed his deep appreciation for the repatriation of antiquities to India by the United States. PM Modi & President Biden committed to strengthen their efforts to combat the theft, illicit trade and trafficking of cultural objects.

PM Modi to bring home 157 artefacts & antiquities from the US

The list of 157 artefacts & antiquities PM Modi to bring home from the US includes a diverse set of items ranging from the one and a half metre bas relief panel of Revanta in sandstone of the 10th CE to the 8.5cm tall, exquisite bronze Nataraja from the 12th CE. The items largely belong to the period of 11th CE to 14th CE as well as historic antiquities such as the copper anthropomorphic object of 2000 BC or the terracotta vase from the 2nd CE. Some 45 antiquities belong to the Before Common Era.

While half of the artifacts (71) are cultural, the other half consists of figurines which relate to Hinduism (60), Buddhism (16) and Jainism (9).

Their make spreads across metal, stone and terracotta. The bronze collection primarily contains ornate figurines of the well-known postures of Lakshmi Narayana, Buddha, Vishnu, Siva Parvathi and the 24 Jain Tirthankaras and the less common Kankalamurti, Brahmi and Nandikesa besides other unnamed deities and divine figures.

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The motifs include religious sculptures from Hinduism (Three headed Brahma, Chariot Driving Surya, Vishnu and his Consorts, Siva as Dakshinamurti, Dancing Ganesha etc), Buddhism (Standing Buddha, Bodhisattva Majushri, Tara) and Jainism (Jain Tirthankara, Padmasana Tirthankara, Jaina Choubisi) as well as secular motifs (Amorphous couple in Samabhanga, Chowri Bearer, Female playing drum etc).

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There are 56 terracotta pieces (Vase 2nd CE, Pair of Deer 12th CE, Bust of Female 14th CE) and an 18th CE sword with sheath with inscription mentioning Guru Hargovind Singh in Persian).

Important facts for upcoming exams from the above Current Affairs Topic

  • Capital of the USA: Washington, D.C.
  • Largest City of the USA: New York City
  • National Language of the USA: English
  • Currency of the USA: United States dollar ($) (USD)
  • President of the USA: Joe Biden
  • Vice President of the USA: Kamala Harris
  • House Speaker of the USA: Nancy Pelosi
  • Chief Justice of the USA: John Roberts
  • Total Population 2020 Census: Neutral increase 331,449,281

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