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Samuel Bourne 
Benares; "Gyan Bapee", or Well of Knowledge 
1868 (ca) 
  
Albumen silver print 
28.6 24.1 cm (11 1/4 9 1/2 in.) 
  
J. Paul Getty Museum 
Object Number: 84.XO.1126.71 
  
 
LL/112191 
  
View of the Gyanvapi Well inside the mosque of the same name in Varanasi. Three ornately carved pillars stand in the foreground, in front of a carved statue beneath a recessed arch. A second, ornately decorated statue sits between two of the pillars, and a bell hangs from one of the pillars' capitals above it. 
 

 
  
 
  
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