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Mount Abu, Dilwara shrine (Vimala's Temple), c. 10th cent.

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dc.contributor.authorFergusson, James
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Dilwara Temples, Rajasthan)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:00:27Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:00:27Z
dc.date.created1910
dc.identifierANUA 682-1321
dc.identifier.otherIM-392
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176315
dc.descriptionFinal baroque culmination of the Gujarat style. Constructed entirely of white marble, the interior of the pillared hall reveals a dome rising in many concentric circles supported on a circular arcade of dwarf pillars joined by cusped arches. The dome culminates in a richly carved pendant, like a stalactite hung in the centre of the vault. Placed athwart the lower rings of the dome are brackets with representations of Jain goddesses of wisdom. In their semi-detached projection they appear like struts actually upholding the cupola. Any real sense of architectural construction is lost beneath the intricacy of the carving and the profuseness of detail. The very texture of the stone is destroyed by the elaborate fretting, but pearly radiance reflected from what seems like a huge and weightless marble flower (Rowland, p. 179)
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectGujarat & South Rajasthan
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectdiagrams/drawings
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleMount Abu, Dilwara shrine (Vimala's Temple), c. 10th cent.
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: J. Fergusson, History of Indian and Eastern Architecture, Vol. 2. London, J. Murray, 1910, ill. 284, pp. 36-40
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:00:27Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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