The idol was found buried by Sabir Ali while he was carrying out digging work in the field at Bhadwani village in Mahsi tehsil, according to an official.
Villagers gathered there to see it as soon as the news about it spread in the area. Mahsi SDM S N Tripathi said Sabir Ali immediately informed the administration about it.
The idol has been brought to the district treasury and the Archaeology Department has been informed for investigation, the SDM said.
The stone idol depicts a man riding a horse, he said, adding that only after investigation by experts from the Archaeology Department, actual information about it can be given. PTI CORR ABN RDK