Auspicious figures on door lintel, amorous couple (detail)

Dublin Core

Title

Auspicious figures on door lintel, amorous couple (detail)

Subject

Religions-Buddhism; Religions-Figures; Arts-Sculpture
Ajanta Caves; Buddhist Caves; Amorous Couples

Description

Images of amorous couples adorn the outer entrances to several of the caves. These couples are understood to be auspicious symbols of good fortune, fertility and prosperity.

Date

2003-01

Contributor

Benton, Cathy
Lake Forest College

Rights

Copyright: April 2003 Cathy Benton. Images and content on this site are available for educational and research purposes, provided due recognition is given to the author. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond fair use requires the written permission of the photographer.

Relation

cbind0002; cbind0004; cbind0011; cbind0012

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0003

Coverage

India
Maharashtra (state), Ajanta (inhabited place)
7001495

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

960 w x 1280 h

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/417e4dd3095f3bca42590ae930bc041c.jpg

Citation

“Auspicious figures on door lintel, amorous couple (detail),” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/3700.