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Detail of Architectural Decoration, Cave I

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Detail of Architectural Decoration, Cave I
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Cave I c. 500 A.D. [Ajanta]
stone sculpture
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Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This vihara was cut at about the same time as the caitya, ie, the first part of the 6th cent. It contains decorated pillars which are of different types, some richly ornamented, others less so, They have a simple capital which consists of a rectangular support for the architrave flanked by two brackets, The top of the column (usually 16 sided) is supported by dwarfs, On the rectangular panel of the capital we can see a charming group of deer, The sculptor made one head serve for four bodies, On the brackets flying figures are carved,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-740


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