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General view of the Brahma Temple, Khajuraho

General view of the Brahma Temple, Khajuraho

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1379)

Item number: 10031379

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Brahma Temple at Khajuraho from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates), taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1871-72. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandella dynasty which ruled in central India in the ninth century. Of the numerous temples that were erected at this site only about twenty-five have survived. They represent the culmination of the central Indian style of architecture and the sensuous sculptures that decorate them are among the masterpieces of Indian art. The Brahma Temple was built during the 10th century and consists of a simple square sanctuary covered by a pyramidal roof made of many horizontal mouldings, topped by an amalaka with a pot finial.

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