Ajanta: History and Development, Volume 6 Defining Features
Volume 6 of Walter Spink's monumental and continuing study of the Ajanta caves, with over 350 illustrations, explains the gradual evolution of the site's architectural and sculptural features during Ajanta's remarkably brief development (462-480 CE).
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Chapter One The Usages of War
Chapter Two Regarding Important Time Chart Changes
Chapter Three Defining Features
Chapter Four Illustrations LabelsShrine Buddhas
Introduction of Various Buddha Features at Ajanta and Related Sites
Defining Features for the Vakataka Phase at Ajanta 462470 AD
11 porch aisle pillars ajanta Cave asmaka astylar aurangabad Cave axial Bagh caves banoti bhadrasana bodhisattvas brackets buddha image Buddhabhadra caitya hall candrasilas carved Cave 1 porch Cave 19 Cave 26 Cave 6l cave’s cell complex cell doorways conventional Dasakumaracarita decoration devotees door doorway of Cave dwarfs earlier early elaborate emperor harisena’s excavation finished forms front aisle front wall Ghatotkacha vihara goddesses harisena’s death hariti hiatus high square bases hinayana Interior left interior pillars King upendragupta late later left window loving couples makara matrix medallion mode motifs octagonal ofthe painted patronage patrons pillar capitals pillars of Cave planned planners porch doorway base porch doorway top porch end porch pilaster porch pillars probably projecting lions rear center pillars recession ribs roughed sculptural shafts shrine antechamber pillars shrine buddha shrine doorway shrine images shrinelet shutters site’s spink started stupa underway unfinished Vakataka Varahadeva View to left yaksa