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'Miscellaneous Series. Plate.19. Front View of Temple at Mamon.' Carved facade of a Jain temple at Mamon.

'Miscellaneous Series. Plate.19. Front View of Temple at Mamon.' Carved facade of a Jain temple at Mamon.

Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: WD546

Item number: 29

Length: 38

Width: 27.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing by Frederick Charles Maisey of the entrance of a Jain Temple at Mamon in Central India, from an Album of 60 drawings: 13 depicting relic caskets from the Buddhist stupas at Sanchi, Sonari, Satdhara and Bhojpur; 17 depicting the Sanchi ruins; 18 miscellaneous views in Rajputana and Central India; 12 drawings of the temples of Nilkanth and Kalinjar, dated 1847-1854.
The drawing depicts the elaborately carved doorway of the temple with a figure of standing Jain Tirthankhara or saviour behind. The jambs have rows of amorous couples and scrollwork and the lintel is carved with a figure of seated Tirthankara in a niche.

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