CAVE 23 AJANTA
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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