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Ruins of Martund from N.E.

Ruins of Martund from N.E.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(63)

Item number: 22263

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the ruins of Martund from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864.This Hindu temple to the sun deity was built by Lalitaditya (c.724-60), the most powerful and renowned monarch of the Karkota dynasty. It displays a mixture of classical architecture, traditional Hindu themes and the gabled roofs characteristic of the Himalayas.

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