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By Ghulam Yazdani; Laurence Binyon

Ajanta; the color and monochrome reproductions of the Ajanta Frescoes in line with images, with an explanatory textual content by way of G. Yazdani, and an introd. through Laurence Binyon. released below the specified authority of His Exalted Highness the Nizam.

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T h e upturned eyebrows and wild looks indicate some danger or calamity looming over the raja. Alongside the raja's horse, in the lower part of the pain tin g, we first notice a fiute-phycr, then a drummer, and a1little higher up ancotich-blower, whose cheeks are puffed and eyes bulging out in the exercise of hi* calling. Above the figure iof the conch-blower is another musician, who Is playing on cymbals. Below him and to the right o f thi! conch-blower is perhaps the royal herald, the quickness o f whose movement may be judged by his stretched® out hand.

T h e pole o f the body and the treatment of the fingers also exhibit much artistic feeling. * In contrast to the beautiful Features o f this dw arf, those o f the other arc somewhat irregular and betray perplexity o f mindr his eyes are wide open, teetli exposed* and fingers twisted into a curve, ft is interesting to note how the artists o f Ajanta observe the greatest care in painting even minor figures, giving each a distinctive character ifi the general scheme o f theTreseo. * In the narrow corridor* in front o f the pavilion, four female figures have been delineated.

On the right ride, the elephant of the raja and the horse o f the prince are to be seen. T h e latter is held by two dark-skinned grooms. A dark-skinned) mnkfr&ai is in charge o f the elephant, and is still seated on the neck o f the animal, while a charkafa is perched on its hind-quarters. A tiger's hide shows the vacant seat previously occupied _by the raja. T o the left o f these animals U the royal entourage. T h e r 3;a himself, in a pose o f profound respect, with folded hands, is listening to the sention of the hermit.

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