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Brahmanical Cave

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Brahmanical Cave
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Aihole;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Durga is here an incarnation of Visnu, as the disc and conch confirm. The goddess is armed. With a spear she stabs the body of the buffalo which she crushes under her knee. Durga's lion, on the right, watches the battle. The treatment of this carving is elegant and comes close to that of the decorations of the temple of Virupaksa. The cutting of this cave must therefore have taken place more or less in the same period. -- Haut-relief depicting Durga fighting the demon, Mahisa, in the form of a buffalo.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1553


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