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Close view of façade of back of shrine of the Brahmeshvara Tremple, Bhubaneshwar

Close view of façade of back of shrine of the Brahmeshvara Tremple, Bhubaneshwar

Photographer: Cornish, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(241)

Item number: 1003241

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Brahmeshvara Temple, Bhubaneshwar from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892. The Brahmeshvara Temple complex (c.1060) stands within a walled enclosure with a principal temple and four smaller corner shrines. The sanctuary is roofed by a tall vertical tower while the mandapa has a solid pyramidal roof. The outer doorway is decorated with guardian figures with foliation and scrollwork and a row of Navagrahas, the nine planets of Indian astronomy. This view shows the sculpture on the fa├žade with amorous couples set in niches and rearing beasts in the recesses between the wall projections.

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