J.R.Fleming Correspondance first addressed to the 'Director of the British Museum'. Letter dated 29/12/1930 in which an evaluation by Spink is given of the piece (60 pounds) who assigns the piece to the '4th century Empire of Kushan'. Fleming is willing to accept 30 pounds. Codrington recognises the piece as Jain, Kushan, possibly coming from Kankali Tila and dates it to the 2nd century AD. He recommends the purchase on the ground that 'Kushan prices continue to increase and Leicester Galleries have recently asked 300 pounds for a Kushan head'. He quotes for similar images V.Smith book 'Jaina Stupa etc.,' Pl XCI fig B and XCVIII. ed Ghosh, A., Jaina Art and Architecture, New Delhi, 1975, vol.III, Chapter 37 by Sharma, B.N.,'Museums Abroad', p.544, pl.321A
Red sandstone figure carved in the round probably showing Rishabhanatha, the 1st Jain Tirthankara. The head and feet are missing but long locks of hair can be seen on the shoulders. The figure has a large nimbus, which is carved on both sides with a lotus design.
The nude Jina stands, with long hair falling in straight locks over the shoulders and right down his back in loose waves. The head, right forearm and lower part of the slab are broken away. The left arm hangs down and the hand holds an unidentified object. On the breast is an auspicious mark (srivatsa) and behind the head, is a lotus aureole carved on both sides with petals and seed capsule within a concentric circle with a scalloped motif at the edge. The aureole is carved with a lotusdesign on the back Reaching up to the left hand is a much damaged attendant.