It appears that
the temple sculpture in Bihar was not much cared for. But it was not absolutely neglected
as some of the relies of the Gupta age would indicate. At Kandaha, in Saharsa district,
there is a Sun temple where the door jambs were found thickly coated with mud and filth,
covering a wonderful specimen indicating a revival of stone carving in the 15th century
A.D. The mud and filth have had to be scraped before the sculpture could be seen.
Some of the very recent temples like the Dharamnath temple of Chapra
or the Gautam temple of Revel-gunj, have a very noteworthy sculpture--a sculpture that has
undergone progressive modernization. These edifices have a striking Indo-Islamic touch.
Many of the images enshrined in the temples are wonderful specimens of art, superb in
style and expression and clearly superior to the architectural features of the structures
that are housing them.