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Cave sanctuary at Mahabalipuram

Victoria and Albert Museum


Albumen print. This image is one of a 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.
MEDIUM: Albumen print


LICENZA : ©Victoria & Albert Museum, London
ARGOMENTI : # in Arti / Stili artistici / Stili artistici (non classificati per data) / Arte orientale
PAESI : India
TAG : tag: Victoria and Albert Museum , V&A , Digital Collections , Caves , Columns , temples , cave architecture , cave temples
DATAZIONE: 1800 - 1899