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Ellora: Two of Upper series of small caves Elora

Ellora: Two of Upper series of small caves Elora

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2217

Item number: f.3

Genre: Drawing

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Plan of two of the small caves at Ellora from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Elura Cave Temples Brahmanical and Jaina, IIII.' The spectacular site of Ellora, in Maharashtra, is famous for its series of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky fa├žade of a cliff of basalt. The works were carried out under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dynasties between the sixth and the ninth centuries. These two caves are located in the middle of the Ellora range of cave temples, sometimes referred to as the 'Small Caves up the Stream' and are primarily Hindu cave temples. Inscribed: 'Two of Upper series of small caves Elora'

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