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Carved wooden images (originally Christian), from the Renukadevi Temple, Chandor.

Carved wooden images (originally Christian), from the Renukadevi Temple, Chandor.

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2157)

Item number: 10032157

Genre: Photograph

This photograph was taken by Henry Cousens either in the 1880s to 1890s and forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). According to the Bombay list, "...the most interesting things at this temple are two images in wood lying in the inner courtyard of the temple and much bedaubed with red paint. They have been exceedingly well carved, but are much weather-worn. They are both Roman Catholic images - one representing the Annunciation and the St Anna with the infant Virgin on her knee...The first image is bas-relief, whereas the second is a statuette. When or how they were brought here no one seems to know. They have now the names of Hindu goddesses and serve as such." (p. 51)

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