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Muktesvara Temple, 8th-13th Centuries.

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Title: Muktesvara Temple, 8th-13th Centuries.
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Orissa-- Bhubanesvar;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This can be dated to a few years before 1000 (975?). It has very nearly the same dimensions as the Parasuramesvar but shows a considerable advance in its architecture and sculpture. The multiple-stage, corbelled, pyramidal roof of the jagamohan was to become the rule. The sikhara has projecting faces and very rounded corners. The walls of the temple, which has a torana in front, are adorned with admirably executed sculptures. It also shows certain architectural innovations, such as the pilasters whose base is in the form of a pot of an unusual type, and the brackets of the sculptures. This temples is the only one which possesses some decoration in the interior.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1080


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