Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

Gwalior. Urwai

Gwalior. Urwai

1890

Photoglob Co.

(Zurich, active c. 1890–1910)

Photochrom

Image: 20.6 x 26.6 cm (8 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.6 x 26.6 cm (8 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.218

Did you know?

These sculptures depict Jinas, who are venerated by followers of the Jain religion of India, one of the oldest religions in the world.

Description

The sculptures were carved into the steep sides of the cliffs below Gwalior’s fort in the mid-1400s, but the faces were re-cut after the images were defaced in 1527. The tiny visitors depicted on the road emphasize their
monumental scale. The colors in this image are imagined, added later in the studio in a lithographic printing process that produces colorized ink-on-paper prints from black-and-white photographic negatives.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Photochrom

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