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The famous ‘chauri’-bearer statue found at Didarganj, Bihar, is classified as belonging to the ______ period.
1. Mauryan
2. Gupta
3. Mughal
4. Rashtrakuta

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Mauryan

The correct answer is Mauryan.

  • The famous chauri-bearer statue found at Didarganj Bihar is classified as belonging to the Mauryan period.
  • The early Indian statue is represented by this.

  • The statue comes under the fine polish Mauryan art.
  • It is dated to the 2nd century BCE.
  • Kushan period is characterised in particular by the forelock.
  • Polished sandstone is the material that is used in making this statue.
  • At present, this statue is placed at the Bihar Museum.
  • The statue was found by the archaeological department in 1917.
  • The length of the statue is 64 feet.
  • The sculpture is free-standing.
  • The statue is also well proportioned.
  • On the banks of the Ganga River, the DIdarganj yakshi was found by excavation.

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