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Mahadeva Temple, Fantastic Beast, 10th-11th Centuries

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Title: Mahadeva Temple, Fantastic Beast, 10th-11th Centuries
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Central India & Western India-- Khajuraho;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This is a small, ruined temple. Under the porch, which alone is intact, can be seen a fantastic beast attacking a woman. This theme, very frequent in the temples of the Khajuraho group and showing a fantastic beast, perhaps a lion, bringing down or being brought down by an armed woman, must have had some mythical significance which has now been forgotten.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1215


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