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View from the south-east of the Mukteshvara Temple, Chaudanpur

View from the south-east of the Mukteshvara Temple, Chaudanpur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1903)

Item number: 10031903

Length: 203

Width: 258

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mukteshvara Temple at Chaudanpur, with a row of inscription slabs standing in the foreground, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. In his report he wrote, "The temple has a deep overhanging cornice with a double curved outline, forming the eaves of the porches...The tower now becomes a 'Chalukya' tower, as that term is used to denote the distinctive style evolved within the Kanarese districts about the tenth and eleventh centuries." The outer walls of the shrine incorporate sculptured panels and niches in which images were placed. The temple has two porches enclosed by a low wall, richly decorated with bands of scroll work and repetitions of little shikaras.

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