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Mahabalipuram. Dharmaraja Rath.

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:37:30Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:37:30Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-1781
dc.identifier.otherIM-941
dc.identifier.other11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176777
dc.descriptionThe full development of the southern style tower appears in the Dharmaraja Rath. One could properly describe the roofline of this Rath as a 'stepped pyramid,' while the railing surrounding the tower still clearly shows vestiges of the model shrines, which make the entire Rath look like a city wall with lookout posts arranged across the top. A marked emphasis on the horizontal aspects of the roof line is also evident in the Dharmaraja Rath while the capstone does less to negate and more to complete the architectural nature of the shrine as a whole. This capstone is more in proportion to the rest of the building and repeats the general shape of the miniature 'out-post' domes and chaitya window motifs more than did the mushroom-like capstone of the Arjan Rath. The supported wall beneath the roof has been reduced in height. The columns and the niches formed between them are deeply cut sculptural units, giving a certain relief from the blank solid walls formerly seen in the Ganesha and Sahadeva Nakula Raths.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectPallava-- Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - Pallava
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleMahabalipuram. Dharmaraja Rath.
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:37:30Z
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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