Base of pillar, Indo-Corinthian capitals and elephants from base of stupa, Jarwal-Garhi
Photographer: Craddock, James
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the base of a pillar, Indo-Corinthian capitals and elephants from the base of a stupa from Jarwal-Garhi, taken by James Craddock in the 1880s. In his report for the years 1872-73 A. Cunningham wrote, 'The Corinthian order is found in all the Buddhist ruins in Gandhara to the West of the Indus, and in Manikyala to the East...The capitals of the Indo-Corinthian pillars are by far the most beautiful examples of Indo-Greek architecture which have come down to us...The early date I assign to the finest specimen...[is] the latter half of the 1st century BC...Among the sculptures exhumed from the courtyard of the Jamal-garhi Stupa there were several small figures of elephants...with the trunk resting on the ground and holding a flower.'