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Column from Kailasanatha: Lankesvara Cave

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Title: Column from Kailasanatha: Lankesvara Cave
Author(s): Zimmer, Heinrich Robert
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Ellora-- Kailasanatha Temple;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Although at Ellora we find occasional examples of the 'jar-and-foliage' capital typical of Indo-Aryan Buildings, the vast majority of the columns reveal the Dravidian order almost entirely evolved. The pillars have a square or polygonal base, succeeded by an octagonal shaft
at the summit of the shaft the reeded neck of the pillar is constircted beneath a bulbous cushion type of capital which continues the lines of chanelling on the neck. A modification of this type can be seen in the free-standing pillars in the court, and, in its usual form, in the columns of the mandapa. (Rowland, p. 185)
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1482


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