1878 Wood Engraving Elephanta Caves India Entrance Buddhism Hinduism Art XGA4


This is an original 1878 black and white wood engraving of the entrance of the Elephanta Caves, located on Elephanta Island, Maharashtra, India. The area offers five Hindu caves, and two smaller Buddhist caves, all dating from between the late 5th century to the late 8th century AD. The caves were renovated in the 1970s after several years of neglec, and in 1987, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


This 133+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note that there is print on the verso of this steel engraving.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 5.5 inches; 18 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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