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Group of ancient sculptures of Vishnu, etc., at Damoh

Group of ancient sculptures of Vishnu, etc., at Damoh

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1221)

Item number: 10031221

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of sculptures of Vishnu from Damoh, taken by Henry Cousens in c.1892-94. Damoh district is in the modern state of Madhya Pradesh. This photograph was described by Cousens in his Central Provinces list, p. 31: ''Most of the Hindu temples here were destroyed by the Muhammadans, and their materials were used to construct a fort, which, in its turn, has been destroyed, so that practically no buildings of interest remain. On the banks of the Phuteria tank are one or two modern temples, but on the platform surrounding the base of a large tree between them, are gathered together a collection of more or less mutilated sculptures from some old temple...''

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