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Ellora: Cave between XIX and XX

Ellora: Cave between XIX and XX

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2217

Item number: f.12

Genre: Drawing

Plan of a small cave located between Cave XIX and XX 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. This small Hindu cave temple "is a ruinous cave filled with earth and hidden by underwood."

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