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Minor sculpture from the Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh

Minor sculpture from the Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(754)

Item number: 1003754

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a sculpture panel on the south face of the Dashavatara temple, Deogarh taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. Deogarh is located in the modern state of Madhya Pradesh. The Dashavatara Temple at Deogarh was built during the 6th Century and is home to some of the finest examples of art from the Gupta period found anywhere in India. The temple is in a ruinous condition, however the wall panels adorned with depictions of different myths related to Vishnu are well preserved. The whole structure is raised on a platform which is ornamented with scenes from the Ramayana and other stories from the life of Krishna. This photograph shows various small pieces of sculpture that could have come from any part of the temple.

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