Sculptured pillars from Baijnath. 1003441
Photographer: Garrick, Henry Baily Wade
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of sculptured pillars at Baijnath, Bihar, taken by Henry B W Garrick in 1881-2, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Garrick gives the following description of this scene, 'The small obeliscal pillars, of which twenty-two are now above ground, are somewhat similar to the four I found on the ruined temple at Darowli. They are solid square pillars, tapering towards the top and mostly crowned with a circular ornament, probably meant for the Amaranth. They are generally about five feet high, and divided into several compartments or storeys, each of which forms the frame of some design in bas-relief - generally human figures…' H.B.W. Garrick, Report of a tour through Behar, Central India, Peshawar, and Yusufzai 1881-82 (A.S.I. vol. XIX, Calcutta, 1885).