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Belur. Chenna Kesava, Group, Outer Wall. 12th-13th Centuries

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Title: Belur. Chenna Kesava, Group, Outer Wall. 12th-13th Centuries
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Hoysala, South India, Mysore;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Visnu and Lakshmi with Garuda, the mythical bird, the vehicle of Visnu, at their feet. The pyramidal decoration which surmounts the group encloses a seated Siva, and has makaras at its base. The dragon head which corwns the whole, as well as that which decorates the kudu towards the bottom, is typically Dravidian. The decorative style, complicated and very ornate, tends towards an Indian "rococo" which we shall see appear and develop in the later temples of the same style.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1624


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