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Ellora: Head found at Ellora (left), Pillar from last Jaina cave (right)

Ellora: Head found at Ellora (left), Pillar from last Jaina cave (right)

Draughtsman: Raghoba, Jayrao (fl. 1875)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2217

Item number: f.62

Genre: Drawing

Illustration of fragments from the cave temples at Ellora from James Burgess' 'Original Drawings [of] Elura Cave Temples Brahmanical and Jaina, IIII.' The spectacular site of Ellora is famous for its series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky fa├žade of a cliff of basalt. The works were done under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dynasties between the 6th and the 9th Centuries. Illustration of a female head found at Ellora (left) and a pillar from Cave XXXIV, the last Jain cave (right).

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