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Cave 11
Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall.

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The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall leading towards the subshrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

571 (_CAV3237.jpg)


The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the right passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall leading towards the subshrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

572 (_CAV3238.jpg)


The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is on the opposite wall and proper left of an incomplete shrine, across from the main shrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

575 (_CAV3241.jpg)


The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is on the opposite wall and proper right of an incomplete shrine, across from the main shrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

576 (_CAV3242.jpg)


This incomplete cell had been abandoned but relief panels adorn the exterior walls on either side of the doorway.

577 (_CAV3243.jpg)


This incomplete cell had been abandoned but relief panels adorn the exterior walls on either side of the doorway.

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579 (_CAV3245.jpg)


580 (_CAV3246.jpg)


Rear wall of the cave closer to the third doorway of the pillared hall.

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585 (_CAV3251.jpg)


These images are carved on the walls across from the main shrine in the pillared passageleading towards the main shrine.

586 (_CAV3252.jpg)


These images are carved on the walls across from the main shrine in the pillared passageleading towards the main shrine.

587 (_CAV3253.jpg)


Carved on the left pilaster of the main shrine

588 (_CAV3254.jpg)


Carved on the right pilaster of the main shrine

589 (_CAV3255.jpg)


590 (_CAV3256.jpg)


595 (_CAV3261.jpg)


596 (_CAV3262.jpg)


597 (_CAV3263.jpg)


Seated Buddha flanked by Avallokitesvar and Vajrapani to the left and right respectively.

598 (_CAV3264.jpg)


599 (_CAV3265.jpg)


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608 (_CAV3274.jpg)


613 (_CAV3279.jpg)


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618 (_CAV3284.jpg)


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6697 (_ELO5999.JPG)

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Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall.

3810 (c11_3rdfloor-1.jpg)
Vajrapani - Third floor

Carved on the right pilaster of the main shrine

3811 (c11_3rdfloor-11.jpg)
Incomplete figure- Third floor

3812 (c11_3rdfloor-12.jpg)
Incomplete images of Tara and Cunda - Third floor

These images are carved on the walls across from the main shrine in the pillared passageleading towards the main shrine.

3813 (c11_3rdfloor-13.jpg)
Bodhisattva - Third floor

Standing figure to the left of the main pillared entrance of the main shrine.

3814 (c11_3rdfloor-14.jpg)
Bodhisattva - Third floor

Standing figure to the left of the main pillared entrance of the main shrine.

3815 (c11_3rdfloor-15.jpg)
Later intrusive image of Durga and Ganesa - Third floor

Rear wall of the cave closer to the third doorway of the pillared hall.

3817 (c11_3rdfloor-16-17a.jpg)
Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall leading towards the subshrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

3819 (c11_3rdfloor-1a.jpg)
Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall.

3820 (c11_3rdfloor-1b.jpg)
Read wall of the corridor - Third floor

Relief panels and carved pillars.

3824 (c11_3rdfloor-21.jpg)
Pillar detail - Third floor

3825 (c11_3rdfloor-23.jpg)
Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall leading towards the subshrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

3827 (c11_3rdfloor-3a.jpg)
Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall leading towards the subshrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

3828 (c11_3rdfloor-3b.jpg)
Third floor - relief panel

The upper story has been thickly plastered with a coarse brown mix, even in the shrine, whereas the sculptures are typically coated with an eighth of an inch and often much more of fine lime plaster. In various places this goes over the brown wall plaster and sometimes covers over a large surrounding area. Thus it seems that the intrusions were cut into the already plastered wall. This panel is in the left passage walls of the first doorway to the main pillared hall leading towards the subshrine displaying a number of seated Buddha images in various mudras along side images of Cunda and Tara.

3829 (c11_3rdfloor-3c.jpg)


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Rear wall - Third floor corridor

3845 (c11_3rdfloorPd.jpg)
Pillared hall - Third floor

3846 (c11_3rdfloorpr-11.jpg)
Columns detail - Third floor

3847 (c11_3rdfloorV.jpg)
Third floor - subshrine

3886 (c11_S14Da.jpg)
Seated Buddha, Third floor - subshrine

3887 (c11_S14mainI-5.jpg)
Seated Buddha, main shrine, Third floor

3892 (c11_S15mainI-10d.jpg)
Seated Buddha, main shrine, Third floor

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