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West colonnade of the ruins at Mehekar (Mehkar), Buldana District, Berar

West colonnade of the ruins at Mehekar (Mehkar), Buldana District, Berar

Photographer: Gill, Robert

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/19(1955)

Item number: 1000191955

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the west colonnade of the ruins at Mehekar, taken by Robert Gill in 1868-69 and described by Gill in Cousens, Central Provinces list (1897), p. 80: 'All that a few years ago represented the once fine temple of Mehkar was a picturesque ruin of standing columns and lintels, situated upon a very high basement or platform. The columns, judging from photographs, were of an old type and rather neat in design, and decorated with large lozenge-shaped ornament, conventional eaves, and bands of geese. These have now all disappeared.' It is probably this series of photographs to which Cousens refers.

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