Relief sculpture of standing Buddha to the right of the façade of the Buddhist Chaitya Hall, Cave XIX, Ajanta
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a relief sculpture from the Buddhist Chaitya Hall, Cave XIX at Ajanta, taken by Henry Cousens around 1880, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The Buddhist cave temples of Ajanta were excavated into a horse-shoe shaped cliff overlooking the Waghora River in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. Cave 19 is a large rock-cut chaitya hall belonging to a later phase of excavation in the late 5th century. The external facade has a large horseshoe-arched window flanked by figures of yakshas and Buddhas carved in relief. This standing Buddha is carved on the right of the façade.