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Interior of Buddhist vihara, Cave VI, Ajanta 2068

Interior of Buddhist vihara, Cave VI, Ajanta 2068

Photographer: Gill, Robert

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/20(2068)

Item number: 2068

Length: 12.1

Width: 19.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the stereoscopic view of the Buddhist vihara, Cave 6 at Ajanta, taken by Robert Gill in 1868. This view shows a corner of the cave, presenting a domestic scene with table and various pieces of Gill's equipment in the foreground including boxes, bottles and seats. Cave 6 is a monastery from the late 5th century which was excavated on two levels. The lower level has sixteen octagonal columns arranged in four rows and inside the shrine there is a seated Buddha.

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