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Joint Issues : India - Mongolia

Stamp Design/Theme: Ancient Art, Horse
Occasion: 50 Years of diplomatic relations between India and Mongolia.

India:
Issue Date: 11.09.2006
Miniature Sheet, Sheetlet
Denomination: Rs. 20 each, Sheetlet Rs. 270

Mongolia
Issue Date: 11.09.2006
Miniature Sheet
Denomination: 300 Tughrik and 400 Tughrik each

One of the stamps depicts an early 20th century bronze replica of the equestrian deity Rao Dev from Bastar, Madhya Pradesh. The extremely fine ornamentation of the bronze idol, cast in the lostwax technique and executed by a Ghadva metalsmith, is typical of the folk metal images from the Bastar region of India.

The other stamp depicts an ancient sculpture of a horse from Mongolia, an archaeological finding from the Bronze Age. The bronze cast statue was found in Murun city of Khuvsgul province of Mongolia.

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