Architectural details, Khajuraho
Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of architectural details from Khajuraho, by Frederick Charles Maisey, dated 1845-1852.
This drawing depicts plans of temples and details of sculptures from the site of Khajuraho, the capital of the Chandella dynasty which ascended to the power in the 10th -11th centuries in Central India. The Chandellas were great builders and adorned the site with many tanks and Hindu and Jain temples; 25 out of the 85 originally existing are still extant. These temples represent the culmination of the Nagara or North Indian style for their complex schemes as well as the splendid sculptures that cover them which are among the masterpieces of Indian art.