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The temple in the Fort at Sambalpur (Orissa).

The temple in the Fort at Sambalpur (Orissa).

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1825

Shelfmark: Add.Or.2520

Item number: 2520

Length: 49.5

Width: 64.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Sambalpur Temple in the fort at Sambalpur in Orissa, by an anonymous artist, part of the Gilbert Collection, c. 1825. Inscribed on the front : 'Sumlye Temple in the Fort. Sumbhulpore'; on the back: 'Sumlie' ... 'in the fort of Sumbhulpore.'

The town of Sambalpur is located in the district of the same name, situated on the western edge of Orissa near the border with Madhya Pradesh. The name derives from its presiding goddess Samalei, enshrined in the Samalai Gudi temple on the Mahanadi River. The area has been inhabited since the 4th century by several different dynasties and was annexed by the British in the early 19th century. This drawing shows the temple's well in the foreground with a sentry on duty on the right.

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