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Parvati: Bronze, From Sendangudi, Tanjore District

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Sendangudi, Tamil Nadu)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:46:43Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:46:43Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-1897
dc.identifier.otherIM-1067
dc.identifier.other35
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176896
dc.descriptionMany 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.
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.subjectBronzes - South Indian
dc.subjectcopper/bronze
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleParvati: Bronze, From Sendangudi, Tanjore District
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:46:43Z
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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