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Close view of ceiling of the Jagadambi Temple, Khajuraho

Close view of ceiling of the Jagadambi Temple, Khajuraho

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1389)

Item number: 10031389

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the ceiling of the Jagadambi Temple in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1872-72. The Devi Jagadamba Temple is a small sandstone temple originally dedicated to Vishnu and later to Kali, dating from the late 11th century. The temple is notable for the excellence of its sculpted decoration of voluptuous nymphs and amorous couples that are amongst the finest sculptures of Khajuraho. The photograph shows the fine sculpted ceiling of the interior mandapa.

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