Saturday, 22 December 2012

242 IN - Ajanta Caves (1983)

Brief Description

"The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence."

阿旃陀石窟群
"阿旃陀最初的佛教石窟始建于公元前2世纪至公元前1世纪。公元5世纪至6世纪的笈多时期,更多精心修饰的石窟又被添加到原有的石窟群中。阿旃陀石窟的绘画和雕塑,是佛教艺术的经典之作,具有相当重要的艺术影响力。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/242

outside view from cave 26
 
CAVE 1










cave 2

cave 17


 CAVE 19


CAVE 26



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