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Pallava Painting, Sittanavasal, near Pudukkottai, Jain Cave: Tiruchirapalli Dist

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Title: Pallava Painting, Sittanavasal, near Pudukkottai, Jain Cave: Tiruchirapalli Dist
Author(s): Barrett, Douglas E. & Basil Gray
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: South India-- Painting;architecture;murals;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: On the ceiling of the verandah is painted a large decorative scheme of great beuaty, a lotus pool with fish, birds, elephants, buffaloes and three young men plucking the flowers. The iconography of this poetic and intimate picture of a village tank and its denizens has been tediously debated. The Sittanavasal wall paintings, like the roughly contemporary small fragments at Tirumayam and Tirumalaipuram, are not strictly speaking Pallava. They may however be taken to represent the general southern style of the late ninth century, the establishment of a specifically Pandya variant of it being out of the question on the small amount of material availabe." pp. 43-4. -- Madras State. Fresco of figure in lotus pool. c. 850 A.D.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1745


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