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[Sculptured panel of Shiva and Parvati playing dice, Hindu Cave XXI (Ramesvara), Ellora.]

Photograph of a sculptured panel from Cave XXI
(Rameshvara), Ellora in Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in the
1870s. The spectacular site of Ellora is renowned for its series of
Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples excavated into the rocky
façade of a cliff of basalt. The works were carried out under the
patronage of the Kalachuri, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta
dynasties between the 6th a…