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Cave 3, Bracket

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Cave 3, Bracket
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Badami;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The execution of this group is remarkable. The woman, threatened by a serpent, makes a quick movement of the hips while the man holds her back by her arm. As the parasol indicates, he is a king, probably Siva, for the tambourine and axe are characteristic of him. The meaning of this carving may be: "Be not afraid of the serpent, am I not the Lord of Creation?".
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1368


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