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Somnathpur. Kesava Temple. Ceiling, 12th-13th Centuries

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Title: Somnathpur. Kesava Temple. Ceiling, 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: This is constructed, as in all Indian Temples, by corbelling. The square coffering is reduced to an octagon by stones at the corners which support the circular ceiling. From the central stone there hangs an enormous unopened lotus flower. All round the first circular gallery dwarfs are portrayed in various postures.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1704


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