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Chola: Tanjore, Brihadisvara Temple, detail from wall painting

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Title: Chola: Tanjore, Brihadisvara Temple, detail from wall painting
Author(s): Kramrisch, Stella
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Chola, Pandya, etc.;architecture;murals;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Goetz, p. 180. The most comprehensive set of Chola murals were discovered in the 1920s in the circumambulation passages beneath a 17th-cent. renovation. These paintings which describe the inauguration of the temple by Rajaraja I, the legend of Sundaramurti, etc. are of a tremendous vitality
but they reveal the same trend away from the idealized Gupta "naturalism" so characteristic also of North Indian medieval pictures. The swiftly moving, very summary outline is everything
colour, though bright, is supplementary
details are neglected. -- Dancing Apsaras. c. 1010.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1848


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