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Carved pillar from the Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh 1003756

Carved pillar from the Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh 1003756

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(756)

Item number: 1003756

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a carved pillar from the Dashavatara Temple in Deogarh, taken by David J Beglar in the 1870s as part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The ruined Hindu Dashavatara Temple at Deogarh dates from the 6th century of the Gupta period and has well preserved wall panels depicting different myths related to Vishnu. The photo shows a carved pillar, lying on its side on the ground. The base and capital have the pot and foliage motif and the polygonal shaft is decorated with bands of floral motifs.

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