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NR 16 | The Messenger Sail: Transportation of Elephant By Boat

Title: Transportation of Elephant By Boat

Collection : Odisha State museum

This 11th century stone carving perhaps expressing that age old maritime commerce of Odisha .  It was  clarify the 10th century text  Brahmanda Purana, mentioned  Chilika Lake as an important centre of trade and commerce, and a shelter for ships sailing to Java, Malay, Singhala, China and other countries.