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ELEPHANTA. Reprint. George Michell. Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai, 2014. Published in association with Deccan Heritage Foundation, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. First published 2002 by India Book House Publishing, Mumbai. 144 pp. with 147 ills. (118 col.). 20 x 14 cm. ISBN 9788184956030 In English.
Publisher's description: The 6th-century rock-cut cave temple on Elephanta island, in the middle of Mumbai harbor, is the home of Shiva, the greatest of all Hindu gods. Elephanta leads the reader through this magnificent cave temple, examining its overall architectural scheme and interpreting the myths of Shiva that are depicted so forcefully in the extraordinary stone sculptures. The outstanding photographs capture the beauty and magic of the cave. This book also contains fascinating accounts of European travelers, documenting their discovery of Elephanta from the 17th century onwards, and includes information on the ongoing efforts to preserve this monument that was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — India — Architecture, Sculpture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168007
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