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Sarnath: Great Stupa, detail

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh)
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T06:10:59Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T06:10:59Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-904
dc.identifier.otherIA-1066
dc.identifier.otherIA-1066
dc.identifier.other35
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/163669
dc.descriptionStupa decoration often reached the highest point of artistic achievement in its intricate detailing, The Sanchi and Bharhut stupas could boast of their fine railing sculpture, Here, at Sarnath, the emphasis has been placed on the body of the stupa itself, Bands of delicately worked floral patterns and geometrically designed borders encircle the mound and, from a distance, give the whole surface of the stupa a rich sculptural effect, Like the detail in our slide, which is worked very finely, some of this decoration seemed to defy the resistance of the stone and actually transforms the surface into a lacework of light and shadow,
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectGupta Period
dc.subjectSarnath Architect
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectstone sculpture
dc.subjectmounted transparency set
dc.titleSarnath: Great Stupa, detail
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-05-24T06:10:59Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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