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Exterior of Sootar Ki Jhonpri, Ellora

Object Details

Title:

Exterior of Sootar Ki Jhonpri, Ellora

Artist/Maker:

Lala Deen Dayal (Indian, 1844 - 1905)

Culture:

Indian

Place:

Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Place Created)

Date:

December 1887–February 1888

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2016.135.36

Dimensions:

25.9 × 19.8 cm (10 3/16 × 7 13/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Rowe Kaple in memory of Eloise Sager Bettge

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Object Description

Exterior view of the second-story gallery of the Vishvakarma Cave, also known as the Carpenter's Cave. The central opening that leads into the cave is supported by two columns and the cave's facade is decorated with relief carvings.

Provenance
Provenance
probably 1891/1896 - 1914

Henry Ballantine, American, 1846 - 1914 (Bombay, India; Seattle, Washington), by inheritance to his heirs, 1914.

- 2009

Eloise Sager Bettge, American, 1916 - 2009 (Oceanside, California), by inheritance to her daughter, Rowe Kaple, 2009.

2009 - 2016

Rowe Kaple (Tucson, Arizona), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.