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Osia [sic], near Jodhpur, Surya Temple. Presumably 10th cent.

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Title: Osia [sic], near Jodhpur, Surya Temple. Presumably 10th cent.
Author(s): Rowland, Benjamin
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Rajasthan-- Architecture;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: A typical example of the Indo-Aryan style in Rajputana. The four lesser shrines surrounding the sanctuary have disappeared and only the cella with its open porch survives. On raised platform, the colonnade of Mandapa is augmented by two pillars rising from ground level. The spaces between the pillars on the porch were originally filled with elaborately carved stone screens. The columns of the Osia [sic] temples belong to the same order seen in many examples appropriated for Muslim shrines in Delhi. The carving is concentrated on the base and bands of tracery interrupting the shaft of the column. Both shaft and capital have a repeated motif of a vase or kalasa wreathed in foliate detail. This order is simply an elaboration of the Gupta Period.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1245


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