View of a flight of steps leading down to a river seen from across the water. Visible in the foreground are a number of people engaged in various activities on the shores of the river, as well as two buffalos. Visible in the background is a number of multi-story buildings, including a conical stone structure.


  • Title: Benares
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1860 - 1889
  • Location Created: Benares, India; Varanasi, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 13.4 × 18.8 cm (5 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.763.6.31
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown maker
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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