Ellora, Jain Caves, Yaksha Elephant detail

Dublin Core

Title

Ellora, Jain Caves, Yaksha Elephant detail

Subject

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

Description

Held in the trunk of the elephant is a lotus symboliizing spiritual pursuits and a gentle nature. Placing this lotus in the trunk of this wild and powerful beast, the sculptor may be commenting on the greater power of the Jain practice of non-violence toward all creatures.

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.

Relation

cbind0145

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0146

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

960 w x 1280 h

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/0fbb2bc8163418b37503cbfd0891049d.jpg

Citation

“Ellora, Jain Caves, Yaksha Elephant detail,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/1714.