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Jain Tower in Chittore Fort (Details)

Jain Tower in Chittore Fort (Details)

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/46(26)

Item number: 4304626

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection: 'Views in Meywar'', of details from the Jain tower in Chittore Fort, Rajasthan taken by Deen Dayal in c.1890. The Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame is a monument dedicated to the Jain saint Adinatha which dates from the 13th century. The lowest storey is decorated with four niches containing large standing images of the Tirthankara and the same image is repeated many times on a smaller scale on the upper storeys. An internal staircase leads to a small pillared pavilion at the top which dates from the 15th century. This is a view of the base of the Kirthi Stambh.

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