Ellora, Jain Caves, Yaksha's elephant seat

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Jain Caves, Yaksha's elephant seat

Subject

Religions-Jainism; Religions-Sites; Religions-Figures; Arts-Sculpture; Daily Life-Animals

Description

The yaksha guardian, Matanga, sits on a grand elephant who has knelt to offer his back as a seat for the yaksha. The sculptor has placed a lotus bud in the trunk of the elephant to show his docile nature in the presence of this yaksha protector.

Date

2003-01

Contributor

Benton, Cathy
Lake Forest College

Rights

Copyright: April 2003 Cathy Benton. Images and content on this site are available for educational and research purposes, provided due recognition is given to the author. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond fair use requires the written permission of the photographer.

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0145

Coverage

India
Maharashtra (state), Ellora (inhabited place)
1075244

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1280 w x 960 h

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/d3557f80bfae652a528bf5038b1ba4b4.jpg

Citation

“Ellora, Jain Caves, Yaksha's elephant seat,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/1713.