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Ellora. Siva dancing the Tandava, Cave 15

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Title: Ellora. Siva dancing the Tandava, Cave 15
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: This is the same theme as we saw depicted in cave 14, but the movement of this one is more emphatic and gives the impression of a frenzied, merciless form of dance. The main figure appears to want to leave the wall in order to be able to dance more freely. The balanced dynamism of the preceding relief contributed a somewhat sedate harmony to the treatment of the movement. Here the frenzy seems to be about to get the better of it.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1403


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