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Modhera, Sun Temple. Entrance

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Title: Modhera, Sun Temple. Entrance
Author(s): Brown, Percy
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gujarat & South Rajasthan;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The carving typical of the Solanki period is both extremely luxuriant and exquisitely refined in the rendering of detail. Beautiful ornamental motifs - toranas or cusped arches introduced as tympana to entrances and linking the summits of the columns in the interior of the porch. There is such depth to the relief that the effect is almost that of pierced and applied metal-work rather than stone. In the technique of this extremely delicate carving, which certainly must have been done by laborious abrasion rather than direct cutting, rather like Mt. Abu. (Rowland, p. 178)
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1315


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