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Modhera, North Gujarat. Surya Temple: Pillars in Sabha-Mandapa. 1026-27.

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Title: Modhera, North Gujarat. Surya Temple: Pillars in Sabha-Mandapa. 1026-27.
Author(s): Kramrisch, Stella
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gujarat & South Rajasthan;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Three tiers of relief panels correspond to the division of the wall. Each tier has 8 niches framed by pilasters and an arch surmounted by a flamboyant device. Statuesque Surasundaris occupy the high niches of the lowest tier. Narrative scenes from the Puranas or pure symbols such as the 'Life tree' fill the niches of the upper tiers. The composition is full of agitation. Porbandhar sandstone.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1318


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