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Virupaksa. Frieze of an interior pillar

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Title: Virupaksa. Frieze of an interior pillar
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Pattadakal
stone sculpture
book scan
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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