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Gandharva standing beneath a flowering tree. Kesari style

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Odisha)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T00:26:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T00:26:45Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-1056
dc.identifier.otherIM-167
dc.identifier.other23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176050
dc.descriptionGandharva is the generalized name applied to all the heavenly inhabitants of the realm of the gods who are not themselves important deities of any particular function. Like the many manifestations of the mother goddess in the form of Siva's wife or any of the other saktis of the major gods, Gandharva has many names and many aspects. Here, he stands beneath a flowering tree and holds a staff-like object similar to that held by the goddess Durga in slide 13 (b). A gentle nature pervades this figure as it does most of the temple sculptures dealing with heavenly beings, particularly when they are suggestive of the beauties of heavenly existence. Handling is more precise in the Kesari sculptures than in those of the Rajput states, movement more graceful. -- . About 11th Century. London, Victoria & Albert Museum.
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.subjectOrissa-- Sculpture - Orissa - General
dc.subjectstone sculpture
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleGandharva standing beneath a flowering tree. Kesari style
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T00:26:45Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
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