Surya, the Sun God. Alampur, Museum. c. 8th cent.
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Surya, the Sun God. Alampur, Museum. c. 8th cent.|
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
|Keywords:||Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Ittagi, Gadag, Alampur, Lakkundi and mis. sculpture, Chalukya|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||The image occupied a niche in the temple wall or was set up in the Garbhagriha. The delicate ornaments on crown and body and the sacred thread span and accentuate the purely modelled shape. The raised hands hold lotuses. The back slab is indicated by the halo, in low relief, behind the head and by the low relief at base showing the chariot, Arjuna, and the seven horses of the sun. -- 4 ft. 8 ins. High.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1588|