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Ellora: Right hand pillar in front of Tim Thal lower storey (left), First pilaster in south corridor Visvarkarma cave' (right)

Ellora: Right hand pillar in front of Tim Thal lower storey (left), First pilaster in south corridor Visvarkarma cave' (right)

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1876

Shelfmark: WD2216

Item number: f.4a

Genre: Drawing

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Illustration of pillars from the Visvakarma cave, Cave X at Ellora from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Elura Cave Temples Buddhist and Brahmanical.' The spectacular site of Ellora is famous for its series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky façade of a basalt cliff. The works were done under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dynasties between the 6th and 9th centuries. Vishvakarma or Cave X (named after the architect to the gods) is a 7th century cave and one of the latest rock-cut Buddhist chaityas in Western India. Inscribed: 'Elura right hand pillar in front of Tim Thal lower storey' (left), 'Elura 1st pilaster in S. corridor Visvarkarma cave' (right)

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