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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Madras (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    75793

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX3, shelf XM, box 48

Physical description

Albumen print of a relief detail of a variety of animals, located in the interior of the Krishna temple, 'mandap' near the southern end of the Mahabalipuram rock sculptures.

Place of Origin

Madras (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Width: 22.5 cm

Object history note

This figure is associated with the group of cave sancturies at Mahabalipuram, founded by the ruling Pallava Kings between the 7th-8th century. The caves are well known for their 'rathas' temples in the forms of chariots, large open air sculptures and in particular the Shore temple, built to honour Lord Shiva. Overall the site is recognised as one of the greatest sculptural achievements in India.

Descriptive line

Albumen print of rock sculptures at Mahabalipuram Cave Temples, Madras, India, about 1850

Subjects depicted

Rock; Caves

Categories

Photographs; Sculpture; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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