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Sculpture panel on the north face of the Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh: Vishnu on Garuda rescuing the elephant Gajendra

Sculpture panel on the north face of the Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh: Vishnu on Garuda rescuing the elephant Gajendra

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(753)

Item number: 1003753

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a sculpture panel on the south face of the Dashavatara temple, Deogarh taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. Deogarh is located in the modern state of Madhya Pradesh. The Dashavatara Temple at Deogarh was built during the 6th Century and is home to some of the finest examples of art from the Gupta period in India. The temple is in ruinous conditions but has preserved its wall panels adorned with depictions of different myths related to Vishnu. The whole structure is raised on a platform. which is ornamented with scenes from the Ramayana and other legends Krishna. This photograph shows a renowned panel from the north side of the temple depicting Vishnu on Garuda rescuing the elephant Gajendra.

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