Ellora. Kailasnath [sic] Temple. West façade, detail of relief in niche.
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|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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