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Chola: Tanjore. Brihadesvara Temple. Detail

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Title: Chola: Tanjore. Brihadesvara Temple. Detail
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Chola, Pandya, etc.;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This niche is decorated with pilasters in the characteristic Chola style
it contains a statue of Durga standing on the head of the buffalo which she has just defeated. On the wall, to the left and right, are representations of Siva. The pose of Durga is hieratic
she holds Visnu's emblem, the disc and the conch. From this time onwards the disc, which was previously seen in profile, is represented full-face. The lower face of the baldaquin seems to imitate carved timber work. The niche is surmounted by a miniature gopuram.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1847


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