Ceiling of the portico of temple at Barolli [Badoli]
Etcher: Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857)
Engraving of the ceiling of the portico of a temple at Badoli by Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857) after Patrick Young Waugh (1788-1829). Plate 7 of James Tod's 'Annals and antiquities of Rajast'han or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India' published in London in 1832. Badoli, situated south west of Kota in Rajasthan, is the site of three fine examples of 10th century Hindu temple architecture. The ceiling in this engraving is decorated with detailed geometric, foliate and figural motifs. Tod wrote that 'The ceilings of both the portico and the mundug, are elaborately beautiful: that of the portico, of one single block, would hardly be surpassed.'