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Ellora. Kailasnath [sic] Temple. Chapel (southwest corner).

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Title: Ellora. Kailasnath [sic] Temple. Chapel (southwest corner).
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora-- Kailasanatha Temple;architecture;slide set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Many smaller shrines were constructed as subsidiary to the Nandi Temple in the Kailasnath [sic], each one a unified sculptural work in itself. The decorational system of the present example is both similar and dissimilar to the Nandi shrine proper, for it uses the figures-between-columns paneling for its facade decoration and then builds a pyramidal structure of secondary carving immediately above it. In this respect, it resembles Pallavan architecture (such as in the Dharmaraja Rath at Mahamallapuram), which towers sculptural features into a mountain-like collection for its roofing principles too. Again we notice that the base of the shrine has been raised considerably, and a chaitya niche design has been placed over the door as in the main temple.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1451


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