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Elllora: Sculptured doorway

Elllora: Sculptured doorway

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2215

Item number: f.11

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of a doorway from a Buddhist cave at Ellora 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 fa├žade of a cliff of basalt. The works were done under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dynasties between the 6th and the 9th centuries. The doorway illustrated here is from an undetermined Buddhist cave. The sculptures on the doorway include figures of a seated Buddha in center flanked by dwarapalas or guardians. IInscribed: 'Elura: Bauddha Caves, Doorway in Cave at Elura'

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