Report of the First Season's Operations in the Belgam and Kaladgi Districts; January to May 1874

Report of the First Season's Operations in the Belgam and Kaladgi Districts; January to May 1874

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...similar to the figures over the door of Cave II. at Ajanta. (See photograph, Plate XXVIJ The verandah is supported in front by six square columns and two pilasters. Each pillar has three brackets, projecting one on each side, and one to the back or inside of the verandah. With one exception all the side brackets are carved with a male and female figure, in different attitudes on each; and each of the brackets, to the inside or roof of the verandah bears a tall female figure. The shoulders of the columns, as in the other caves, are carved with elaborate festoons, &c., and on each of the four sides of the lower portions of the shafts are medallions carved with groups of figures. A number, both of the brackets and medallions, have been drawn, but scarcely sufficiently well to do them justice. Photographs XXVI., XXIX., XXX. and XXXI., and of a portion of the sculpture under the drip or eaves in front of the central opening were taken, but the great heat, and accidents to chemicals, &c. prevented such extensive use of this means of illustration as might, under more favourable circumstances, have been attempted. Remains of painting are still distinctly traceable on the underside of the eaves, and on the carved roof of the verandah. Possibly traces might also be discovered on the larger images, but unfortunately they have been besmeared with whitewash by some photographer. The full description of the sculpture on the front columns would occupy a good deal of space, but is almost unnecessary with the sketches that have been taken. Plates XXVII. and XXVIII. illustrate the brackets sufficiently: --Plate XXVII. 1. is a sketch of the bracket on the face of the pilaster at the east end of the verandah: the same is shown from the other side...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792785
  • 9781236792785