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Interior view, Elephanta, Bombay 394110

Interior view, Elephanta, Bombay 394110

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(110)

Item number: 394110

Genre: Photograph

This photograph was taken in 1865 to form part of an album entitled 'Photographs of India and Overland Route'. It shows the great rock-cut temple on the island of Elephanta near Bombay. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and was excavated around the mid-6th century. The principal cella contains Shiva's symbol, a large monolithic linga, and is entered through four doorways each guarded by a pair of 'dvarapalas' or large guardian figures.

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