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Somnathpur. Kesava Temple. General View, 12th-13th Centuries

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Title: Somnathpur. Kesava Temple. General View, 12th-13th Centuries
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Hoysala, South India, Mysore;architecture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This is the most complete and best arranged of Hoysala temples. It has three star-shaped sanctuaries preceded by a single hall. The temple is of modest dimensions and marks a kind of regression in the art of the sculptor. It was erected in 1268. It occupies the centre of a rectangular courtyard, 213' by 174'. The temple measures about 89' from east to west and from north to south. The towers are only 33' high.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1693


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