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Front view of a ruined temple, with sculptured slabs in foreground, Deo Baranark

Front view of a ruined temple, with sculptured slabs in foreground, Deo Baranark

Photographer: Garrick, Henry Baily Wade

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1881

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(466)

Item number: 1003466

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a ruined temple at Deo Baranark taken by Henry Baily Wade Garrick in 1881-82. Temple A, shown in this photograph, is described by A. Cunningham in the Report of tours in North and South Bihar in 1880-81 (A.S.I. vol. XVI, Calcutta, 1883) pp.68-69, "The entrance is on the east side...In front of the entrance there is a large hall..., with four ornamented pillars in the middle for the support of the roof, which has long ago disappeared. This hall would appear to be an after-addition, as its western wall does not bond with the body of the temple, but simply touches it...On the outside the walls of the temple were varied in the usual way by division into short faces, each receding from the centre towards the angles...The greater part of the upper storey has fallen down, and only a few bricks of the vault now remain in position..." It is the largest temple at Deo Baranak and stands close to the centre of a large raised platform.

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