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Rock-cut Jain statues of Jain tirthankaras, Gwalior

Rock-cut Jain statues of Jain tirthankaras, Gwalior

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1442)

Item number: 10031442

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of rock-cut sculptures of Jain Tirthankaras in Gwalior, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1880s. 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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