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Two sculptured architraves from Garhwa, Allahabad District

Two sculptured architraves from Garhwa, Allahabad District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(663)

Item number: 1003663

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of two sculptured architraves from Garhwa, Allahabad District, taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. In a report of a series of tours in that area in 1874-75 and 1876-77, A. Cunningham wrote, "At the left there is a circular medallion with the Sun-god seated in his seven-horse chariot...On the extreme right there is a similar medallion with a king and queen seated together in conversation. In the middle there is a square panel, containing a male figure with six or eight arms, who is standing in the midst of a number of flying figures, which form a canopy over him. On the ground to the right there is a figure kneeling before him with both hands raised in adoration. This is the principal figure of a long procession which extends as far as the right medallion...I am not able to offer any explanation of these strange scenes." The architrave is now housed in the state museum, Lucknow.

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