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
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]."