We normally talk of the paintings on the walls of the Caves but the ceilings are very rich too!
The ceiling of a corridor
The ceiling of one of the caves in Ajanta.
Guide told me they used mirrors to reflect light from water placed below.
Don’t know if it’s true but they were geniuses they would have thought up of unique ways of providing light I’m sure
The ceiling spines modeled on wooden beams with gorgeous paintings in Ajanta cave no 10
I stood craving my neck inside Ajanta and wondered how they did it 2000 years ago.
And here we go all gaga over Michael Angelo when technology had advanced & he didn’t have to paint on ceilings of dark caves as in Ajanta caves.