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Miscellaneous sculptures and fragments from the brick temple, Rajapodor

Miscellaneous sculptures and fragments from the brick temple, Rajapodor

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1874

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2629)

Item number: 10032629

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of miscellaneous sculptures and fragments from the brick temple at Rajapodor taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1874-76. Although Beglar is not certain, it seems likely that Rajapodor is located in Kalahandi district of the modern state of Orissa. In the Report of his tours of 1874-75 and 1875-76, Beglar wrote, "There lie within the ruins numerous fragments of sculpture varying in quality from the finest to the rude ones of the past Muhammadan period; several of these are not bas-reliefs, but statues, and though by no means equal to the fine sculpture at Sirpur, which were executed in a hard basaltic stone, they owe their inferiority wholly, I believe, to the inferior quality of stone, on which the weather has exercised a most injurious effect."

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