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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Sanchi

Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Sanchi

Photographer: Waterhouse, James

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1861

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/12(1300)

Item number: 1300

Length: 16.2

Width: 12

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Buddhist vihara at Sanchi, taken by James Waterhouse in 1861. This monastery, known as 'vihara 45' dates from the 7th century AD. It consists of a square sanctuary surrounded by a passageway on three sides. The doorway is adorned with figures of the river goddesses and amorous couples. The ruined tower is made of a pile of stones which belong to a temple dating probably from the10th - 11th centuries AD. Inside the sanctuary there is a seated Buddha image.

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