'A Juggernaut Temple near Ishera'
Artist: James, Marianne Jane (b. 1805)
Medium: Watercolour with pencil, pen and ink
Water-colour, pencil and ink drawing by Marianne Jane James of a temple near Ishera in West Bengal, dated 1828.
This drawing depicts a temple in a village of West Bengal. The temple is of the rekha or sikhara type, typical of Bengali architecture, with a curvilinear tower over the sanctuary crowned by a kalasha, a pot finial; it is preceded by an arched verandah.