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Ellora, Cave 2.

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Title: Ellora, Cave 2.
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This cave is reached by way of a staircase which leads to a stylobate, decorated with dwarfs and grotesque figures. The cave is relatively large, measuring (not counting the galleries of each aisle) about 50 feet each side. It contains twelve columns which form a good example of the new style. The galleries lead through four pillars to seated Buddha statues. These pillars belong to the "foliage-vase" type. The cave seems to have been the main sanctuary of the Buddhist group of caves.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1374


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