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General view of the Awasghar Temple, Medinipur [Midnapur] 1000333426

General view of the Awasghar Temple, Medinipur [Midnapur] 1000333426

Photographer: Campbell, Walter

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/33(3426)

Item number: 1000333426

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Awasghar Temple at Midnapur in West Bengal, taken by Walter Campbell in c. 1869. This temple, a square structure with curved cornices, four corner towers and a larger central tower, is typical of the 'pancha-ratna' or five spire temple. It is one of many in the Midnapur District. Walter Campbell, of the Bengal Police Department, took seventeen photographs of architecture in the Midnapur District for the Archaeological Survey of India.

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