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Ajanta: Cave 17, Murals on wall and slab

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Ajanta: Cave 17, Murals on wall and slab
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Cave 17 475-500 A.D. [Ajanta];architecture;murals;mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The Ajanta artists were not only adept in the use of graduated monochromatic shading in their murals, but also masterful in their handling of shaded colors in suggesting depth, even a type of perspective, Notice at the bottom of the slab in our illustration that an attempt has been made to suggest recession of real space by painting broken tiles in the floor beneath the feet of the human subjects, This is also the case above the figures where beams or parts of the overhanging stone wall have been exposed, Portrayed in the main body of the mural are two servant girls with fly-whisks attending a palace lady adorned with beautiful jewels,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-786


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