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Ajanta: Vihara 16, end of the 5th century

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Ajanta: Vihara 16, end of the 5th century
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Cave 16 5th cent. [Ajanta];architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The pillars are of the same style with ribbed supports, The subject is a dwarf serving as the bracket of a column, a motif found frequently in Indian architecture, This one is especially remarkable for its spread-out hair and the harmony of its proportions, for it is not a grotesque figure, as is often found later, Below is a frieze with two horsemen, The entablature supports, on the left and right, with their simple ornamental mouldings, are decorated with incised arabesques, The structure of the ceiling, with its beams and rafters, still imitates that of previous constructions,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-773


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