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Parvati: Bronze, From Sendangudi, Tanjore District
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Parvati: Bronze, From Sendangudi, Tanjore District|
|Author(s):||Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn|
|Keywords:||Bronzes - South Indian|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||Many Indian metal statues were processional images, as may be seen with reference to this figure of Parvati, for on the base of the image are lugs for the insertion of poles. An elegant elongation of proportions appears in this sculpture (also evident in the Siva of slide 34), and, overall, this gives the goddess an air of sophistication. The characteristic of Prana or 'in-breath' is a vital element in the figures [sic] conception, while repose or 'relaxed tension' seems to be also very present. A gentle animation enlivens Parvatis [sic] gestures. Notice in particular the contrasts between rounded surfaces and flat surfaces over the figure of the goddess and the juxtaposition of delicately ornamented necklaces, girdle and bracelets to smooth skin which is highly characteristic of Indian sculpture in general, but is heightened in metalwork. -- Late Chola Dynasty. 13th Century. London, Victoria and Albert Museum.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1897|
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