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Surya, the Sun God. Alampur, Museum. c. 8th cent.

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Surya, the Sun God. Alampur, Museum. c. 8th cent.
Author(s): Kramrisch, Stella
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Deccan-- Chalukya Dynasty-- Ittagi, Gadag, Alampur, Lakkundi and mis. sculpture, Chalukya;stone sculpture;book scan
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


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