Auspicious figures on cave doorway, amorous couple (detail)

Dublin Core

Title

Auspicious figures on cave doorway, amorous couple (detail)

Subject

Religions-Buddhism; Religions-Figures; Arts-Sculpture

Description

Around the entranceways to the caves are figures of amorous couples symbolizing the good fortune of fertility and happiness. Sitting comfortably with the bodies touching, the woman leans against her partner's knee, while he reaches to stroke her face. Lotuses frame the scene.

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; cbind0003; cbind0004; cbind0012

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0011

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/3d42d2ca7529c4e3ea02a01a8cfe21b4.jpg

Citation

“Auspicious figures on cave doorway, amorous couple (detail),” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ideasproject.org/items/show/3708.