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Ruins of a brick temple, with statue of Karttikeya, Dulmi, Manbhum District

Ruins of a brick temple, with statue of Karttikeya, Dulmi, Manbhum District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(142)

Item number: 1003142

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a ruined temple at Dulmi, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1872-73 and described in his 'Report of a tour through the Bengal Provinces...in 1872-73' (A.S.I. vol. VIII, Calcutta, 1878), p. 187: ''...the only standing structure being a small temple of brick on a small isolated hill south of the village and close to the river banks; it is built of brick set in mud, smoothed and ornamented with plain lines of mouldings, the bricks for the purpose being cut to shape; the roof is a semicircular arch internally, of bricks, cut to shape and set edge to edge; the bricks are 14"x10"; the entrance is of the usual pattern of bricks in overlapping courses; the temple appears to have been Saivic, but there were probably other temples on the hill; one of the fragments of sculpture represents a female seated on a peacock''. This sculptured slab is placed beside the entrance of the temple in this photograph, with an Indian figure included for scale.

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