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1955 Rotogravure Ellora Kailasanathan Temple Relief Sculpture Hinduism XGRC8

1955 Rotogravure Ellora Kailasanathan Temple Relief Sculpture Hinduism XGRC8

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This is an original 1955 duotone rotogravure of a bas-relief sculpture from the Ellora Kailasanathar Temple which is located at Ellora, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the 34 monasteries and temples that were dug into the wall of a basalt cliff in this 2km long religious complex. This temple dates from the 8th century AD and is an example of Dravidian architecture.

This sculpture represents the Hindu triad as one body with three heads: Brahma with Vishnu and Siva on either side. The symbolize creation, preservation, and destruction. In the image, the plaster that once covered these sculptures has almost entirely fallen off.


This 56+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - top right corner. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Duotone
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 10.5 inches; 22 x 27 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Siva, Vishnu, India, Asia, Maharashtra