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Temple of Magnee

Temple of Magnee

Artist: Fraser, James

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: X502(15)

Item number: Plate 15

Length: 60

Width: 43

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from 15 of JB Fraser's 'Views in the Himala Mountains'. Fraser described the temple as "remarkably neat [and] sacred to the goddess Bhowannee [Bhavani, a form of Shakti]. The whole of the interior is sculptured over in wood, with infinite labour ... the whole roof, which is formed of fir wood, is richly cut into flowers and ornaments entirely in the Hindoo taste, with a sharpness and precision, yet an ease that does honour to the mountain artist. The whole setting was most beautiful."

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