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Temple of Vittalswami. Stone car

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dc.contributor.authorFrederic, Louis
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Vijayanagara, Karnataka)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T01:48:59Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T01:48:59Z
dc.date.created1959
dc.identifierANUA 682-1926
dc.identifier.otherIM-2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/176925
dc.descriptionIt is situated before the main sanctuary and represents the divine vehicle. It is constructed like the wooden cars used to transport the deity during festivals. Its highly decorated stone wheels are sometimes carved independently of the axle and turn freely upon it, but normally it is a static monument which sometimes contains a sanctuary. This example was surmounted by a kind of vimana which collapsed at the end of the last century.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectVijayanagara style
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleTemple of Vittalswami. Stone car
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Frederic, L. Indian Temples & Sculpture, Thames & Hudson, London, 1959. Illus. 234, p. 268
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:48:59Z
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.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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