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Plate 4. Miscellaneous Series. Jaina Temples. Sonawal. View of Sonawal

Plate 4. Miscellaneous Series. Jaina Temples. Sonawal. View of Sonawal

Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: WD546

Item number: 22

Length: 17.5

Width: 39.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing heightened in white of the view of the Jain temples at Sonagiri in Madhya Pradesh by Frederick Charles Maisey, from an album of 60 drawings dated 1847-1854.
Sonagiri, is a site sacred to Digambara Jains situated 60 kilometres southeast of Gwalior. Around eigthy four white shrines with tall spires are dotted on top of a solitary hillock to mark the spot where the legendary King Nanganang Kumar and many Jain ascetic achieved liberation from the cycle of rebirth. The temple were built around 1300.

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