Two Traders in Discussion, Ajanta

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Prashanth Gopalan
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published on 08 September 2015
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Detail from a painting located inside one of the caves of the Ajanta cave complex, featuring two men, quite possibly foreign traders, negotiating a transaction. Note the vibrant blue colour of the socks worn by one of the figures. The paint quality and colours have been preserved for over two thousand years by the dark, humid interior of the cave.

This is a detail from a wall panel inside one of the caves of the Ajanta cave complex, an ancient Buddhist monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, India.

Originally built from the 2nd century BCE, with additional caves added in subsequent centuries, the Ajanta cave complex contains some of the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian and Buddhist religious art and architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

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Gopalan, P. (2015, September 08). Two Traders in Discussion, Ajanta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4062/two-traders-in-discussion-ajanta/

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Gopalan, Prashanth. "Two Traders in Discussion, Ajanta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 08, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4062/two-traders-in-discussion-ajanta/.

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