7 antique objects donated to JN State Museum

7 antique objects donated to JN State Museum17101202

ITANAGAR, Oct 11: In a noble gesture, seven valuable antique objects of the Adi community have been donated to the JN State Museum under Research Department by Tani Jonkey of Karko village, Upper Siang district.

Though the worth of antique objects is incalculable, it has been assumed by the museum personnel the worth may be some lakhs. All these cultural artifacts were procured from Tibet by barter trade and considered as household wealth as well as religious objects, it was stated in a release here today.

The artifacts were ceremonially received by Director of Research Batem Pertin in presence of Deputy Director of Research (M&A) Dr S K Ghosh and keeper, JN State Museum, N Ray. Pertin appreciated Jonkey’s gesture and invited the denizens of Arunachal to do such generous donation to enrich the State Museum.

Earlier, the donor in a communiqué had conveyed that precious antique objects were going to extinct and under threat of theft, which can be housed in JN State Museum for displaying and preserved for having exposure among younger generation of Adi community.

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