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Ellora. Cave 14.

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Ellora. Cave 14.
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: On the south wall of this cave Siva, dancing the Tandava, is carved. He stands on a sort of pedestal. The skeleton hides behind his right leg while attendants play on the tambourine and fife. Parvati stands on his left, accompanied by two dwarfs. In the top corners other gods are watching the dance: Indra and his elephant, Agni on his ram, Brahma and Visnu. The general mood is elevated and dynamic as becomes such a dance. The pilasters on either side are decorated with the same figures as those on the opposite wall.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1388


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