A touchstone idol Hidu god Narayana has been recovered from Sherpur upazila, Bogra.
Locals of Gorta village under Bhabanipur union of the upazila found the 10-maund (1 maund equals 40 kilogram) while excavating a pond around Monday noon.
Sherpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sirajul Islam along with a police team visited the spot on information and took the artifact into their custody.
The UNO said they would hand over the artifact to the Department of Archaeology under the due process.
The area was once ruled by Hindu feudal lords and the idol might have been worshiped in their time, he added.