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Lot No
By Sir John Marshall and Alfred Foucher

Publisher : Government of India Press
Location : Calcutta
Year : c.1920
No of Plates : Vol. 1 - 141, Vol. 2 - 70, Vol. 3 - 141
Rs. 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

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₹ 3,06,130

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Half leather-bound with title engraved in gold foil at spine and a vignette of with an elephant engraved on the hardcover of each volume.

These volumes were co-authored by Sir John Marshall and Alfred Foucher with the texts of inscriptions edited, translated and annotated by N. G. Majumdar, the Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of India. The Monuments of Sanchi is regarded as the magnum opus of Marshall and Foucher. The purpose is to supply a complete and fully illustrated description of the famous group of Buddhist monuments at Sanchi. It consists of three volumes comprising of Indian culture and customs, Mauryan reflections and Buddhist architecture with detailed plans of the temples.

Sir John Marshall was probably the most significant archaeologist to have worked in India. He is best known for his revelation of India's earliest civilization at Mohenjodaro in the Indus valley.

This book was sponsored by the Begum of Bhopal