Ellora, Cave 2.
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Ellora, Cave 2.|
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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