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Dharmaraja Ratha

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Dharmaraja Ratha
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Pallava-- Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - Pallava;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This carving is probably a portrait. It is one of several carvings of kings and queens decorating this ratha. The Dharmaraja Ratha is the largest of the five. It consists of a sanctuary of 3 storeys, bordered by miniature buildings and surmounted by an octagonal dome. These rathas may have been experimental, made as architects' models for temples. This would explain the diversity of the models, probably submitted for royal approval.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1782


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