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Buddhist [sic for Jain] colossal figure, 65 feet high, at entrance to Gwalior Fortress

Buddhist [sic for Jain] colossal figure, 65 feet high, at entrance to Gwalior Fortress

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/3(25)

Item number: 15325

Length: 25

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a colossal Jain figure at entrance to the Gwalior Fort, in Madhya Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer as part of the Elgin Collection: 'Autumn Tour 1895. Vol. I'. Large sculptures of Jain Tirthankharas, or saviours, dating between the 7th and the 15th centuries, are cut into the rocks along the steep sides of the road leading up to the Urwahi Gate of Gwalior Fort, on the western side of the plateau. This view shows the largest sculpture, representing a Jain Tirthankhara or saviour in the typical rigid posture, surrounded by smaller images set into niches.

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