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The Ajanta Caves: Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India

By: Behl, Benoy K.

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1998

Seller ID: 006104

ISBN: 0500237530

Condition: Fine


Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 256pp. Over 200 illustrations, 189 in colour, and a map. The Ajanta caves, which lie in a ravine of the Waghora river some 200 miles north-east of Bombay, were rediscovered in 1819. Ranging in date from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD, the paintings and sculptures in the caves now rank among the world's most important cultural treasures. In this book the author captures the glory and lumin... View more info