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Colonnade in the great Jain temple, with statues of tirthankaras, Deogarh

Colonnade in the great Jain temple, with statues of tirthankaras, Deogarh

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(764)

Item number: 1003764

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a colonnade in the great Jain temple, with statues of tirthankaras, at Deogarh, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890's as part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates). In a report of photographic tours in that area in 1874-75 and 1876-77, A. Cunningham wrote, 'The old town of Deogarh is situated at the western end of the table-land of the Lalitpur range of hills, immediately overhanging the river Betwa...The fort is quite overgrown with jungle; but on one side the dreariness of the view is relieved by the ruins of an extensive group of Jain temples. The principal temple consists of an open pillared hall or arcade, ... with six rows of six pillars... In the middle of the hall, a platform raised between the four central pillars, ...is covered with a large collection of naked Jain figures.'

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