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Close view of sculptured mouldings on the façade of the large temple, Janjgir, Bilaspur District 10031205

Close view of sculptured mouldings on the façade of the large temple, Janjgir, Bilaspur District 10031205

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1205)

Item number: 10031205

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the sculptured facade of the great temple at Janjgir, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873-74. J.D. Beglar described this temple in his 'Report of a tour in Bundelkhand and Malwa, 1871-72; and in the Central Provinces, 1873-74' (A.S.I. vol. VII, Calcutta, 1878), pp. 204-211, "The great unfinished temple stands on a large oblong terrace; the external walls of the terrace, up to the point where the sloping backs of the seat should be, appear to have been completed...The temple consists of a cell only; it is profusely sculptured outside with statues as at Khajuraha, but without any obscenity; the tower is only half, or rather less than half, finished, and is also profusely sculptured right up to the top as far as finished."

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