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Stone Siva

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Stone Siva
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Western Cave Temples-- Elephanta;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This well-preserved carving was recently discovered at Parel, a suburb of Bombay. It was lying face downwards and thousands of people walked over it without suspecting its existence. It was discovered when the road was repaired. The style is the same as that of the Elephanta carvings, and one may rightly wonder if the face of the Mahesamurti was not the work of the same artist. The whole relief shows an astonishing feeling for composition. The stone is now where it was discovered. It is sheltered by a little modern temple, the ugliness of which clashes with the beauty of the image.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1548


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