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General view of entrance to Buddhist Cave Temple (Cave VI), Aurangabad

General view of entrance to Buddhist Cave Temple (Cave VI), Aurangabad

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/4(453)

Item number: 10004453

Length: 16.6

Width: 21.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the entrance to Cave VI at Aurangabad, taken by D.H. Sykes in 1875-76. At Aurangabad, near Ajanta in northern Maharashtra, there is a series of impressive Buddhist rock-cut cave temples. A first group was excavated during the Vakataka period, at the same time as the latest caves of Ajanta, while the others date from the second half of the sixth century, Kalachuri period. Cave VI was excavated during the sixth century and consists of a sanctuary entered directly from the verandah and the interior porch. Small shrines with Buddha images are situated at the corners of the passageway. On the sides of the sanctuary doorway there are fine carved figures of Bodhisattva and celestial beings. Inside there is a statue of Buddha teaching.

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