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Muktesvara Temple, Detail of the Torana, 8th-13th Centuries

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Title: Muktesvara Temple, Detail of the Torana, 8th-13th Centuries
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Orissa-- Bhubanesvar;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This torana, marvellously conceived although somewhat heavy in aspect, consists of a thick arch supported by 2 pillars with flat capitals. Divergent makaras decorate the extremities of the arch which is adorned with exquisite figures of women and kudus transformed into medallions on which a head appears. The pillars are decorated with garlands of pearls which are characteristic of this style.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1083


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