Collection of Asad-uj Jaman


Asad-uj Jaman holding a vase from his collection Mr. Asad-uj Jaman's resident-cum-museum is situated a few kilometers away from the Taki Road closer to the Chandraketugarh ramparts. From the ramparts, a narrow unmetalled road winds through green ricefields(a joy for the eyes!) -- keep right -- and under the shades of fragrant mango trees towards a local school. Once you are near the school, anyone can point you to Asad-uj Jaman's house.

Asad-uj Jaman confirmed that artifacts are still being unearthed in the nearby areas whenever the soil is dug to build a house or a pond. He agreed with Dilip Kumar Maite in the necessity of a local museum. He also mentioned that there is no mechanism in place to properly study and understand the artifacts currently discovered. "If an artifact carrying some ancient written characters is uncovered, it's not easy to get it read", he said.

From time to time Asad-uj-Jaman allows items from his collection to be displayed in a museum or in some exhibition. According to him this is the only way that others can enjoy the beauty of these intriguing art objects, without having to come to Chandraketugarh.


Please click on the small images below to view their full size versions

For now, these photographs are displayed simply as an album, without any specific description or identification. In the next few weeks, I will sort them out in different thematic categories and write small descriptions.



Shree, the goddess of wealth and fortune

Rattle

Panchachuda, female figure with hair decoration

Mithuna scene


Unusual wood carving

Terracotta fragments

Fragment of rattle?

Terracotta fragments


Terracotta fragments - depiction of cottage

Female figure with unique hair style

Terracotta fragments

Panchachuda, female figure with hair decoration


Shree, the goddess of wealth and fortune

Person on a dolphin like creature

Winged figure

Ornamental elephant on a run


Mother and child

Winged figure

Winged figure with giant earbands

Daily life, deer


Mithuna scene

Two birds

Royal conversation (gossip?)

Unique wood carving


Links in this site:

Back to Main Page
Chandraketugarh - First Page
Chandraketugarh - Second Page
State Archeological Museum Exhibition
Collection of Dilip Maite
Photos from ASI Reviews
Temporary Exhibition at Indian Museum
My photos of Khana-Mihirer Dhipi
My photos of Chandraketugarh area (trees, ricefields...)


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Ambarish Goswami
Last Revised April 9, 2001