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Close view of sculpture on left end of verandah of the small Buddhist Vihara, Bhaja Caves

Close view of sculpture on left end of verandah of the small Buddhist Vihara, Bhaja Caves

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/5(598)

Item number: 598

Length: 21.9

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a sculpture from the small Buddhist Vihara at Bhaja Caves, taken by Henry Cousens around 1880, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. At Bhaja, south of Karli, there are more than twenty rock-cut Buddhist monasteries from the Satavahana period. This vihara or monastery Cave 19 was excavated in the 2nd century BC. The view shows a sculptural frieze on the left end of the verandah with a depiction of a procession of men and animals.

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