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Sculpture of Nandi in a temple near Bangalore (Mysore) and adjacent monolithic pillar. 1 May 1792

Sculpture of Nandi in a temple near Bangalore (Mysore) and adjacent monolithic pillar. 1 May 1792

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD219

Item number: 219

Length: 38.3

Width: 28.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing by Thomas Daniell of a sculpture of Nandi, the bull vehicle of the deity Shiva, in a temple near Bangalore with an adjacent monolithic pillar, dated 1 May 1792. Notes on sketch in pencil, measurements, etc.; on back in ink: 'Near Bangalore.

This monolithic bull, or Nandi, was carved out of granite in the 16th century at the Basavangudi temple on a hillock near Gavipur to the south of Bangalore, together with an adjacent 'dhvajastambha' or flag-staff over 10 metres high.

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