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Ambabai Temple [Kolhapur]. 26

Ambabai Temple [Kolhapur]. 26

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1894

Shelfmark: Photo 2/8(26)

Item number: 26

Length: 24.4

Width: 30.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the courtyard of the temple with worshippers in the foreground and whitewashed shikaras rising in the background, taken by an unknown photographer in 1894 from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894.' The Amba Bhai Temple is the largest of several temples at Kolhapur in Maharashtra, western India. It belongs to the Yadava period and was built from the 10th century onwards, although it has been largely rebuilt. The main portion of the building is built of black stone from local quarries. The sculptures are set into small niches and the doorways are flanked by pilasters and pierced stone screens. The pyramidal tower was built in the 18th Century.

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