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Sculpture on left of arch of façade of Buddhist Chaitya Hall, Cave XIX, Ajanta

Sculpture on left of arch of façade of Buddhist Chaitya Hall, Cave XIX, Ajanta

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/5(523)

Item number: 523

Length: 18.9

Width: 13.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a sculpture on the facade of the chaitya hall Cave XIX at Ajanta, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, 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. This chaitya hall belongs to a later group from the 5th century AD. It is large and highly decorated. The sculpture in this view is a figure of yaksha carved in relief on the left of the great horseshoe-shaped window on the fa├žade.

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