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[Close view of pillar at entrance to Hindu Cave XXI (Ramesvara), Ellora.]

[Close view of pillar at entrance to Hindu Cave XXI (Ramesvara), Ellora.]

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 40/(77)

Item number: 77

Length: 19.5

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a pillar at the entrance of Cave XXI (Rameshvara) at Ellora in Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1870s. The spectacular site of Ellora has a series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky fa├žade of a cliff of basalt. Rameshvara is a Hindu cave of the 6th century renowned for its finely executed, fully modelled sculptures. Large guardian figures stand on either side of the shrine, while at the end of the outer verandah there are large figural panels. This is a view of one of the female figures that are carved on the pillars of the facade.


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