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Interior of the rock-cut hall in the Uparkot or Citadel, Junagadh

Interior of the rock-cut hall in the Uparkot or Citadel, Junagadh

Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2036)

Item number: 10032036

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the rock-cut hall in the Uparkot or Citadel, Junagadh taken by Alexander E. Caddy c. 1895. Junagadh was the capital of Gujarat under the Kshatrapa rulers between the 2nd and the 4th centuries. The Uparkot was the citadel of the old city and a stronghold of the Maurya and Gupta empires. James Burgess reported: ''About the time I first visited Junagadh in 1869, some rock-cut apartments were discovered at the bottom of a descent on the north of the Jami Masjid. They are of considerable interest, for, though much defaced, they manifest a high style of art. Few bases, for example, could be found anywhere to excel in beauty of design and richness of carving those of the six pillars in the lower hall..''

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