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'Miscellaneous Series. Plate.23. Kadwaho Shiwola.' Mouldings of lower portion of exterior of Siva Temple, Kadwaha

'Miscellaneous Series. Plate.23. Kadwaho Shiwola.'   Mouldings of lower portion of exterior of Siva Temple, Kadwaha

Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: WD546

Item number: 31

Length: 25.8

Width: 64.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen and ink and watercolour drawing by Frederick Charles Maisey of the mouldings of the exterior of the Shiva temple at Kadwaha, from an album of 60 drawings dated 1847-1854. The drawings are inscribed, 'Miscellaneous Series. Plate.23. Kadwaho Shiwala.' and Plate.24. Kadwaho Shiwala.'

At Kadwaha in Madhya Pradesh there is a group of 11 Hindu temples belonging to the Kacchapaghata period, 10th-11th centuries, six being Shaiva and five Vaishnava. The temples generally consist of a sanctuary preceded by a vestibule and a porch. Mosts of the temples have lost their porch and only one has preserved its curvilinear superstructure. The outer walls are decorated with two tiers of sculptures set in the projections and the recesses; the central sculptured niches, now empty, are surmounted by projecting eaves. The doorway are decorated with figures of the river goddesses, guardians and amorous couples. The columns of the porches have ghatapallava (pot and foliage motif) base and capital and fluted shafts and the brackets are fashioned as supporting dwarf-like figures.

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