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[Ahulyabai temple] At Ellora

[Ahulyabai temple] At Ellora

Photographer: Johnston, J.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 303/1(92)

Item number: 92

Length: 19.4

Width: 24.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ahulyabai temple at Ellora, part of the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by J. Johnston in the 1860s. The site of Ellora has a spectacular series of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky fa├žade of a cliff of basalt. The works were carried out under the patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta dynasties between the 6th and the 9th Centuries. J. Johnston has described this photograph as: "Hindoo Temple near the village of Elloora. This temple is situated in a grove in a most picturesque spot not far from the village of Elloorah. The lower portion of it is m[?] of Red Granite and the pyramidial roof with brick and choonam. The design of the structure is chaste, it is surrounded by a wall of some height. It was erected by order of one Gopamal Ba[?], a mother-in-law of Holcar in fulfillment of a Vow".

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