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Ellora: Trimurti in small cave north of Kailas (left), Trimurti in Cave XXIV (right)

Ellora: Trimurti in small cave north of Kailas (left), Trimurti in Cave XXIV (right)

Draughtsman: Raghoba, Jayrao (fl. 1875)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2217

Item number: f.4

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of two Trimurti from Hindu cave temples 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. The Trimurti illustrated on the right is located along the back wall of Cave XXIII. The Trimurti on left is from a smaller cave temple located north of Kailasa, Cave XVI.

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