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One of the minor Jain temples, Deogarh

One of the minor Jain temples, Deogarh

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(773)

Item number: 1003773

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of one of the minor Jain temples at Deogarh taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. Deogarh is located in the modern state of Madhya Pradesh. The site is most famous for beautifully carved Hindu sculptures depicting scenes from Vishnu's life. These were found in the Dashavatara temple and are some of the most famous Gupta sculptures in India. Deogarh is also home to a group of Jain temples dating to the 9th and 10th Centuries. Situated inside the fort, the group includes the temple shown in this photograph. Figures of tirthankaras are carved on the wall of the porch in this view.

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