Ajanta: Cave 2
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Ajanta: Cave 2|
|Keywords:||Cave II 5th cent. A.D. [Ajanta]|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||The walls of this vihara are covered with carvings which used to be painted, Represents a seated yaksa and yaksini, The yaksa seems to be making the gesture of dispelling fear, while his companion is amusing a child, These carvings are large, reaching to the ceiling of the vihara, which is decorated with frescoes, Beneath these figures children play and two of them are inciting a pair of rams to combat, These yaksas may be protector spirits of childhood, The style is rather heavy and rigid, and well represents the post-Gupta ideal, Middle of the 6th cent.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-759|
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