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Madura: Mandapa of a thousand pillars, Sarasvati

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Madura: Mandapa of a thousand pillars, Sarasvati
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Nayaka Dynasty;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This carving is one of the most remarkable of those which decorated the 895 pillars of this mandapa. Sarasvati is shown playing the vina which she is believed to have invented. The many details in the treatment of the jewellery and clothing and the rather mannered modelling of the flesh, make this pillar one of the masterpieces of Nayaka style.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1956


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