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General view of Awasgur Temple, Medinipur (Midnapur).

General view of Awasgur Temple, Medinipur (Midnapur).

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/22(2115a)

Item number: 2115a

Length: 15.2

Width: 20.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Awasghar temple, part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. The temple consists of a square structure with sloping eaves, four angle towers and a larger central tower. The precise location of Awasgur is unidentified, yet the roughly square structure with a curved roofline leads one to assume this temple is in West Bengal. The architectural style defined and seen in this photograph is somewhat reminiscent of rural Bengali huts.

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