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Interior of Buddhist Chaitya Hall showing stupa, Bedsa Caves, Pune District

Interior of Buddhist Chaitya Hall showing stupa, Bedsa Caves, Pune District

Photographer: Sykes, D.H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/5(605)

Item number: 605

Length: 25.5

Width: 20.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of the Buddhist Chaitya Hall at Bedsa, Pune District, taken by D.H. Sykes in 1869, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Buddhist caves at Bedsa were excavated during the Satavahana period in the1st century. This view shows the unadorned interior of the chaitya in Cave 7 which consists of three aisles with plain octagonal columns. At the end of the central apse is a hemispherical stupa. The exterior has a verandah with large octagonal columns with pot bases and bell capitals which support a carved pair of animals ridden by couples.

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