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CATALOGUE AND HAND-BOOK.

ARCHÆOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS

INDIAN MUSEUM,

OF THE

ARCHÆOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS

IN THE

INDIAN MUSEUM.

BY

JOHN ANDERSON, M.D., EDIN.

Superintendent of the Indian Museum;
Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Medical College ;
Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh;

Fellow of the Linnean Society;
Fellow of the Zoological Society;

Fellow of Calcutta University ;
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland;

Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland;
Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal; Corresponding Member of the Anthropological

and Ethnological Society of Italy; &c., &c.

PART II.
Gupta and Inscription Galleries.

Buddhist, Jain, Brahmanical, and Muhammadan Sculptures : Metal Weapons, objects

from Tumuli, &c.

CALCUTTA:
PRINTED BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES.

1883,

mus. 60.2.2.1

Exchange urti
Indian Museumi
Rec May 21, 1913

PREFACE.

29

In the preface to the first part of this Catalogue it was stated that the finds' from the cromlechs (tumuli) of Southern India were exhibited in the Gupta gallery. With reference to this, it has now to be explained that this arrangement has not been adhered to, as the space available in this gallery was not sufficient for the purpose. The objects in question have, therefore, now been placed in the Inscription gallery, the room which likewise contains nearly all the more important inscriptions belonging to the Museum.

I have again to thank Dr. Mitra for the assistance he has given me by translating several short inscriptions, and also Babu Pratapa Chandra Ghosha for similar help.

My thanks are also due to Mr. F. R. Mallet for having made analyses of various metallic objects; and also to Professor C. J. H. Warden for the quantitative analyses of a number of similar objects specially detailed in Appendix D.

Mr. H. B. Medlicott has been so good as to determine various rocks out of which many of the ancient sculptures in the Museum are carved, and the results of his identifications are given in Appendix E.

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