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Pandya: Chidambaram, Sanctuary, Sphinx

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Title: Pandya: Chidambaram, Sanctuary, Sphinx
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Chola, Pandya, etc.;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This figure, remotely derived from the Pallava lion, of which it retains the collar-like mane, has a human face. Two fangs stick out from its mouth and it wears earrings. The theme is very rare in Indian iconography.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1858


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