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Somnathpur. Kesava Temple. Exterior Frieze, 12th-13th Centuries

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Title: Somnathpur. Kesava Temple. Exterior Frieze, 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: We have here typical Hoysala Friezes of geese and of makaras and, below them a more curious detail: a woman opens her door to a naga. In the antechamber a porter is seated. In the adjoining room Visnu and Lakshmi are seated on a sofa. A worshipper speaks to them. It may be that this was a domestic scene which was here translated into the religious sphere.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1701


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