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Ajanta: Detail of a Column

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Ajanta: Detail of a Column
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Keywords: Ajanta: Miscellaneous;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: One of the characteristics of the best period of the art of Ajanta is the variety in the types of columns, Some have, between the abacus and the square base, a 16 sided shaft between two richly decorated octagonal sections, others have more complex shafts, sometimes cylindrical, sometimes with cable-mould fluting, and crowned with a turban-shaped capital on which the abacus rests, In both cases the entablature is supported by brackets, The sides of the supports of the entablature are smooth and sometimes decorated with paintings, Friezes are carved on the architrave,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-805


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