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Side view of the large temple at Sohagpur

Side view of the large temple at Sohagpur

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1523)

Item number: 10031523

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the temple at Sohagpur, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1873-74. The temple is described in J.D. Beglar, in his 'Report of a Tour...in the Central Provinces, 1873-74 : "It is an unusually large temple, in the style of those of Khajuraha ...The plan shews (sic) a square sanctum...; in front of the sanctum is the antarala, and in front of it, the great mahamandapa; this is roofed by a dome of overlapping stones disposed in concentric circles, each fretted and coved...The great tower is of very elegant shape, and rises up with a gentle curve...; it is ornamented by clusters of similar-shaped towers; it is crowned with the amalaka in the usual way...The sculpture is much in the style of the Khajuraha sculptures; there are very gross obscenities, but they are placed in retired corners..."

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