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India_2__Hindu_Art_Reduced - India Hindu art 3-headed Shiva...

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India Hindu art
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3-headed Shiva at the Shiva temple at Elephanta. LaPlante titles this sculpture as Shiva Mahadeo but the original appellation was Shiva Mahesamurti. Look on the ground plan in the next slide for the location of this sculpture. 6.1-2
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which are just bigger versions. Note also the bull, Nandi, at rest in the foreground. 6.3
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The two larger Raths. The repeated motif of the left one finds a much wider application in the tower or mountain temples that developed in the north at Bhuvaneshvar and Kajuraho. The barrel-vaulted roof on the right one is seen as the roof to the tall temple gates (gopura) to the temples in south India. 6.4
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Descent of the Ganges myth is sculpted in a stone cliff face at Mamallapuram. The detail to the right shows Shiva, upper left, point to the river. Other figures are caught in the midst of rejoicing at the prospect of having water. In the cleft of the river are two hooded water sprites. Note that animals as well as humans attend this celebration. 6.8-9
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