Cave 23 is mostly unfinished, but the porch carvings were begun in a refined style related to other caves in its group.

The pillars are elaborate, with beautiful yakshi brackets.

The left porch cell again sports the Hariti image, now with her consort, Panchika, in a typical Gandharan composition. A sheaf of wheat behind the couple emphasizes their identity and purpose, as do the two mithunas which frame them.




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