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Jain rock sculpture at Gwalior.

Jain rock sculpture at Gwalior.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(76)

Item number: 2776

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of rock-cut sculptures of Jain tirthankaras in Gwalior, from the Album of Miscellaneous views in India, taken by Deen Dayal in c.1882. Large sculptures of Jain Tirthankharas, or saviours, dating between the 7th and the 15th centuries, are cut into the rocks along the steep sides of the road leading up to the Urwahi Gate of Gwalior Fort, on the western side of the plateau. This view shows part of the group of 22 standing Tirthankaras set in deep recesses, dating from 1400 to 1453.

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