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Ellora. Kailasnath [sic] Temple. West façade, detail of relief in niche.

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Title: Ellora. Kailasnath [sic] Temple. West façade, detail of relief in niche.
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora-- Kailasanatha Temple;architecture;stone sculpture;slide set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Many of the niche figures to be convincing stone 'actors' set in miniature stages, for their undercutting is so deep that most are practically free-standing pieces. Though we are witnessing a battle in this present example, the figures look more like dancers than combatants. Their movements are graceful, and a clever use of light and shadow assists in making their movemenets entirely three-dimensional. This is characteristic of the sculpture at the Kailasnath [sic] Temple, which is conceived somewhat in the fashion of the greatest Baroque sculptures of Europe, which also belied the material significance of the medium in which they were rendered.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1462


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