Painted Ajanta : Studies on the Techniques and the Conservation of the Indian Rock Art Site Vol 1 & 2, Paperback Book

Painted Ajanta : Studies on the Techniques and the Conservation of the Indian Rock Art Site Vol 1 & 2 Paperback

Edited by Caterina Bon, Marcella Ioele, Francesca Capanna

Description

The archaeological site of Ajanta in the Indian state of Maharashtra is made up of five temples and twenty-four Buddhist monasteries, hewn in the rock wall of the Waghora river valley.

Their construction dates back to about 200 BC and the shrines were a focus of spirituality for centuries.

Then, around 650 AD they were abandoned and gradually forgotten, until they were rediscovered by a British tiger-hunting expedition in 1819.

Today, the Ajanta complex is a UNESCO world heritage site and, with its treasure of paintings and sculptures, is considered an exceptional repertory of the origins and evolution of classical Indian art.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 424 pages, Full colour throughout
  • Publisher: Gangemi
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9788849226584

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