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Bagh Caves: Historical and Descriptive Analysis

Title:Bagh Caves: Historical and Descriptive Analysis
Author:Anderson, John
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 25 Issue no. 3; June 1972, p. 17-56
Abstract:A study of the architecture, sculptures, and paintings of the Buddhist cave temples of the Gupta period at Bagh (Malwa). On the basis of the architectural features, the 9 Bagh caves are placed between the third quarter of the 4th century and the third quarter of the 5th century. The sculptures include stupas, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, dvarapalas, arched niches, and donor ortraits. The paintings are in caves II, III, IV, V, and VII. Some of the aintings are discussed, with special reference to the painting of odhisattva Padmapani. The Bagh (Padmapani is dated before the Padmapani of he late 5th century in Ajanta (Cave I). A scene-by-scene analysis of the eranda mural in front of Caves IV and V is appended.

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