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Close view of base of sanctuary tower of large temple at Sohagpur, showing details of mouldings and band of sculpture

Close view of base of sanctuary tower of large temple at Sohagpur, showing details of mouldings and band of sculpture

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1526)

Item number: 10031526

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the sculptured tower of the temple at Sohagpur, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873-74 and described 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. 241-42, "It is an unusually large temple, in the style of those of Khajuraha ...The great tower is of very elegant shape, and rises up with a gentle curve...; it is ornamented by clusters of similar-shaped towers; it is crowned with the amalaka in the usual way; the tower is adorned exteriorly by deep rich mouldings at the base, surmounted by two tiers of large and one tier of smaller statues...; above these, the faces and facets of the tower are ornamented by the horse-shoe type of sculpture used in the Jain temples mentioned before [the temples of the Jain group at Khajuraho]."

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