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Ellora: Sculpture from the northwest corner of the shrine in Dumar Lena

Ellora: Sculpture from the northwest corner of the shrine in Dumar Lena

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2217

Item number: f.34

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of a panel from Dhumar Lena, Cave XXIX 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. Dhumar Lena, cave XXIX, is one of the earliest caves of the Hindu series can be dated to the Kalachuri period of the early 6th Century, due to its similarity with the Elephanta cave. The sculpture in this view shows dwarapalas with their attendants from Dhumar Lena from the northwest corner of the shrine. Inscribed: 'northside of front of shrine in Dumar Lena Elura'

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