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General view of Stupa No. 6, with Buddha images in niches, Ali Masjid.

General view of Stupa No. 6, with Buddha images in niches, Ali Masjid.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(967)

Item number: 1003967

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of stupa number 6 taken by Joseph David Beglar between 1878 and 1879; it forms part of the Archaeological Survey of India Collections (Indian Museum Series). This photograph shows the remains of a Buddhist stupa, including a platform and steps, near Ali Masjid at the head of the Khyber Pass in the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. A stupa is a hemispherical monument which would have formed the focus of worship at Buddhist religious sites such as Ali Masjid. This photograph shows the site after excavation. It illustrates the type of context that many of the sculptures photographed as part of the Archaeological Survey collection came from. As can be seen towards the bottom of this photograph, each tier of this stupa would have once held small Buddhist sculptures.

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