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Mahabalipuram. Shore Temple, from north

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:37:53Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:37:53Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-1786
dc.identifier.otherIM-946
dc.identifier.other18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176782
dc.descriptionAnother equally famous pilgrimage site at Mahabalipuram is the so-called Shore Temple which illustrates a further development of the southern architectural style. Unlike the Pandava Raths, the Shore Temple was not carved from monolithic granite boulders, but was constructed of granite blocks brought to the site specifically for that purpose. The predominance of horizontality is still present in the temple, but additionally there has been considerable vertical development in the tower. We notice, especially, in comparing the proportions of the Shore Temple's roof with those of the Pandava Raths, that the horizontal bands stacked one atop the other in the roof are of shorter width than before, thus assisting the vertical rise of the tower by illusionistic as well as structural means. The capstone has been given an extra vertical element to suggest height as well. (See also IM-623) -- Late 7th Century A.D. Pallava style.
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. Shore Temple, from north
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:37:53Z
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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