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Close view of entrance to temple at Pakbirra, Manbhum District.

Close view of entrance to temple at Pakbirra, Manbhum District.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(151)

Item number: 1003151

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the entrance to a temple at Pakbirra, Manbhum District taken by Joseph David Beglar. Pakbirra is home to a number of different temples built by worshippers belonging to the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu faiths. The temples are either made out of brick or stone; examples constructed in the latter medium are generally found in a better state of preservation. The stone temples are relatively unadorned as the stone is cut and set without the use of cement. This photograph shows a close view of the doorway to a stone temple, built in the characteristic manner of overlapping stones narrowing to form a triangular opening.

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