Postal Stamp Image : DEER 1038 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 23/03/1982
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1038
Postal Stamp Name : DEER
Stamp Information : An excellent example of classical art of India, the beautiful sculpture depicting a grou of four deer with charming feagures, formed only a part of the decorative scheme of the famous Parvati temple at Nachna-Kuthar in Madhya Pradesh. In the original seting of the shrine, which was possibly dedicated to Shiva, this remarkable relief was fixed in a cavern like niche within the facade of jagati or scole of the Temple which itself was sculptured as a conventional hilock representing probably Siva's abode that is the sacred mount Kailasa. The superstructure bearing excellently carved doorjamb had a processional path and a storeyed-top. It was on the stylistic considerations that the shrine has been dated to Circa fifth century A.D. and is believed to mark an early stage in the growth of the northern temple architecture. The sculptures of this shrine including the carved deer exemplify fine tradition of the Gupta Art. Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a set of two special stamps on Ancient Indian Sculpture. (Text by coutesy: Archaeological Survey of India).
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 200 P. stamp depicts Deer in a sculpture belonging to 5th century A.D. available i the collection of Smt. Pupul Jayakar. First Day Cover shows a part of Stupa railing in red stone from Bharahut belonging to middle of 2nd century B.C. (Sanga period). Cancellation has been designed by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.28 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.75 X 1.9 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Yellow, Red, Blue and Black
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