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The Eastern gateway at Sanchi

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Madhya Pradesh (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    PH.2740-1906

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Detail of the eastern gateway 'torana' of the Buddhist stupa at Sanchi. Each of the four torana's are carved with scenes from the Jatakas, tales which represent Budhha's life. The Sanchi stupa dates back to the third century as is recognised as one of the oldest surviving Buddhist monuments.

Place of Origin

Madhya Pradesh (made)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 36.7 cm, Width: 26.3 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by unknown photographer Eastern Gateway at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India, ca.1850.

Subjects depicted

Stupa; Torana; Gateway; Carvings

Categories

Photographs; Buddhism

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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