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Interior of the large temple at Sohagpur.

Interior of the large temple at Sohagpur.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1525)

Item number: 10031525

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the temple at Sohagpur, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873-74. The temple is described in J.D. Beglar, Report of a the Central Provinces, 1873-74 (A.S.I. vol. VII, Calcutta, 1878), pp. 242-43, "It is an unusually large temple, in the style of those of Khajuraha ...Internally, the walls are perfectly plain, sculpture being used only on the pillars, roofs, and on the doorway to the sanctum; this last is profusely sculptured; the central figure over the doorway is an eight-armed male, holding in his right hands a trident, a mala, a figure like an hour-glass, with a noose, and one hand empty; in his left he holds a sword, a skull fixed on a pole, one hand broken, and one empty; on his sides are on one side Brahma and his wife, on the left Vishnu and his wife; the concluding figures on this richly scultured architraves being Parvati and Ganeca."

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