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Relief sculpture depicting the marraige of Shiva and Parvati in Dumar Lena cave at Ellora

Relief sculpture depicting the marraige of Shiva and Parvati in Dumar Lena cave at Ellora

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(111)

Item number: 394111

Genre: Photograph

This print was taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s at Ellora. The cave of Dhumar Lena, or Cave Twenty-Nine, dates from the late sixth century and is similar in layout to the rock-cut temple on the island of Elephanta at Bombay. Three entrances guarded by lions lead to the columned interior. The square sanctuary has four doorways with tall guardian figures. The large scale wall panel depicting the marriage of Shiva and Parvati in the presence of the gods is found to the south of the outer aisles.

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