Apr 3, 2016

Lall Deo Temple in Bishnupur, Bankura District, Bengal - 1868

Walter Campbell

Photographer: Walter Campbell
Bishnupur is renowned for its terracotta temples that were built from approximately the 16th through to the early 20th centuries. Terracotta temples are not confined to Bishnupur, they appear in other areas of Bengal as well. The walls are covered with reliefs carved on terracotta tiles and plaques. The typical architectural style of Bishnupur temples consists of a single tower on top of a roughly square structure with a curved roofline, somewhat reminiscent of rural Bengali huts, as can be seen in this view.
Source: British Library