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Detail of two sculptured architraves from Garhwa, Allahabad District 1003664

Detail of two sculptured architraves from Garhwa, Allahabad District 1003664

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(664)

Item number: 1003664

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of two sculptured architraves from Garhwa, Allahabad District, taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. The town of Garhwa is rich in the remains of Gupta monuments and sculptures. A large number of sculpted pillars have been found here, some of which would have came from a Buddhist monastery. However there are remains of both Buddhist and Hindu activity at Garwha; the frieze in this photograph depicts Hindu themes. It shows the left-hand side of the two architraves also seen in photograph 663. At the left of the top piece is a circular medallion identified by Cunningham in his report of a series of tours in that area in 1874-75 and 1876-77, as ''the sun-god seated in his seven-horse chariot, and on each side an attendant shooting downwards the arrows or rays of the sun.''

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