Temple of Vittalswami, Gopuram, Frieze
|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Temple of Vittalswami, Gopuram, Frieze|
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||Almost all the gopurams of this period bear vertical friezes decorating the uprights which portray the avataras, or various forms of Visnu. At the base of this ascending frieze is always found a statue of a woman standing on a makara, symbolising the Ganges. The one shown here, although much mutilated, still retains a remarkable suppleness, further accentuated by the figure-of-eight movement of the climbing plants which surround her. The voluminous chignon sags to one side.|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-1928|
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