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Recumbent Visnu

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dc.contributor.authorFrederic, Louis
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:36:44Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:36:44Z
dc.date.created1959
dc.identifierANUA 682-1771
dc.identifier.otherIM-931
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176767
dc.descriptionThis bas-relief is situated on the left wall of the Mahisasura Mandapa. Opposite is another bas-relief, depicting Durga's fight with the demon Mahisa. In the first, we see Visnu lying on the coils of Ananta whose five heads form an umbrella, and dreaming the Creation of the Universe. Flying figures, worshippers and guardians watch over his sleep. The carving of this bas-relief is of exceptional power.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectPallava-- Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - Pallava
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectstone sculpture
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleRecumbent Visnu
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Frederic, L. Indian Temples & Sculpture, Thames & Hudson, London, 1959. Illus. 172, p. 204
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:36:44Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
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