Interior view, Elephanta, Bombay 394112
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph was taken in the 1860s by an unknown photographer 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. Dedicated to Shiva, it was excavated in the mid-sixth century. The principal shrine is entered through openings on the east, north and west. This view shows a sculptural panel depicting the marriage of Shiva with Parvati positioned at the west entrance and the a figure of guardian at the entrance of the Linga shrine.