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Apr 9, 2016

Sculptured Façade around the Doorway of the Radharaman Temple at Village of Para, Manbhum District (Now in Purulia District), Bengal - 1872

Sculptured Façade around the Doorway of the Radharaman Temple at Village of Para, Manbhum District (Now in Purulia District), Bengal - 1872

Photograph of the sculptured façade around the doorway of the temple known as the Radharaman Temple at Para, Manbhum, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1872-73. In his report Beglar said, "These [brick temples], but especially the Radharaman temple, are profusely ornamented with moulded and cut brick; the minute tracery, executed in such a soft material as brick, exposed to the weather, is in wonderful preservation, and shows how much can be done in this material at little cost..."
Source: British Library