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Virupaksa. Frieze of an interior pillar
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Virupaksa. Frieze of an interior pillar|
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
|Keywords:||Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Pattadakal|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||The pillars of the temple are decorated with friezes telling stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. These bas-reliefs are frequently surmounted by a semi-circle decorated with representations of animals. In the upper frieze, which illustrated Arjuna's triumph with the bow, a small dog accompanies the right-hand hunter. In the lower frieze we see, in profile this time, a warrior mounted on a war chariot drawn by two rearing horse[s]. On one of them the charioteer is seated like a postillion.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1580|
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