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Ellora: General plan of caves

Ellora: General plan of caves

Surveyor: Cousens, Henry (1854-193?)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2215

Item number: f.2v-3

Genre: Drawing

General plan of the Ellora caves from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [from the] Report on the Elura Caves.' The spectacular site of Ellora, in Maharashtra, is famous for its series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky façade of a cliff of basalt across a distance of 2 km. The works were done under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dynasties between the 6th and the 9th Centuries. This plan illustrates the locations and plans of the various cave temples at Ellora. Inscribed: 'General Plan of the Elura caves'

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