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View from the left looking along interior of verandah of Buddhist chaitya hall, Cave XXVI, Ajanta, entrance doorway in left foreground, and 'chapel' at right

View from the left looking along interior of verandah of Buddhist chaitya hall, Cave XXVI, Ajanta, entrance doorway in left foreground, and 'chapel' at right

Photographer: Gill, Robert

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/5(515)

Item number: 10005515

Length: 17.5

Width: 21

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the exterior of Cave XXVI at Ajanta, taken by Robert Gill in c.1868-70, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Buddhist cave temples of Ajanta were first excavated into a cliff overlooking the Waghora River from the 2nd to1st centuries BC. This large chaitya hall in Cave 26, belongs to a later group from the 5th century AD. This view shows the columned verandah, now almost destroyed, that extends across the facade in the courtyard before the cave; also the entrance to one of the side chapels on the right.

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