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Kannari. View of Durbar Cave

Kannari.  View of Durbar Cave

Lithographer: Dibdin, Thomas Colman (1810-1893)

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1839

Shelfmark: X590

Item number: 16

Length: 23.4

Width: 33.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This is plate 16 from James Fergusson's 'Illustrations of the Rock Cut Temples of India'. The Darbar Cave - or Hall of Assembly - is one of the most significant structures of the Kanheri Buddhist complex. Probably dating from the sixth century, it is situated to the north-east of the great Chaitya Cave of Kanheri. The verandah has plain octagonal pillars. The interior has two long stone benches on which to place manuscripts. There is a figure of a seated Buddha at the back and scores of celestial beings in flight.

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