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Ellora: Head found at Ellora (right), Detail of pillar at Kailasa (left)

Ellora: Head found at Ellora (right), Detail of pillar at Kailasa (left)

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1877

Shelfmark: WD 2217

Item number: f.63

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 an animal head found at Ellora (right) and the detail of pillar at Kailasa (left).

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