Lower portion of carved wooden ceiling in the Parsvanatha Temple, Patan
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a carved wooden bracket and window supporting the ceiling dome of the Parsvanatha Temple at Patan in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The temple of Vadipura-Parsvanatha was built in 1594. It has an elaborately carved roof with concentric circles of figures and ornament and a lotus-shaped pendant handing from the apex. There are four wooden balcony windows under the dome carved with intricate patterns and figures. A frieze of niches, filled with musicians and dancers, runs around the walls below the windows. This photograph is reproduced in collotype in Archaeological Survey of Western India, IX, 1903, pl. iv.