'Jugasree'. Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell after James Wales. Plate 3 of [Antiquities of India], published by T Daniell, London, 1803
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell after the drawing by James Wales, published by T. Daniell in London in 1803, of the cave temple of Jugasree (Jogeshwari) in Maharashtra.
The artist James Wales visited the rock-cut temples of Western India between 1791 and 1795 and made numerous drawings. After his death in 1795 his friend Thomas Daniell published a series of aquatints from these drawings.
This aquatint depicts the large Hindu rock-cut temple of Jogeshwari, situated 30 km north of Bombay, which was excavated during the Kalachuri era, in the 6th century AD, slightly before the great cave temple of Elephanta. The cave is entered through two entrances on the east and west. The interior consists of a square columned hall, in the middle of which stands the sanctuary with four doorways flanked by carved guardian figures. The inner shrine contains the linga. The cave has preserved only a few sculptures that used to adorn it.