You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

Kashmir. Temple of Marttand or the Sun. Niche in the interior. - Figure representing the Sun 15

Photograph of a relief-sculpture in a niche at
the Surya Temple at Martand in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John
Burke in 1868. The temple is dedicated to the sun god, and this
sculpture represents Surya himself. This photograph is reproduced
in Henry Hardy Cole's Archaeological Survey of India report,
'Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir' (1869), in which he
wrote, ' The most impressive a…