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Copy of Durga figure shown on folio 48. ‘Tarpuli? 1802 at Himawati.’

Copy of Durga figure shown on folio 48. ‘Tarpuli? 1802 at Himawati.’

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: WD1065

Item number: f.49

Length: 45.7

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing dated 1802 of a figure of Durga from the Doddeshvara Temple at Hemavati in Andhra Pradesh, taken from an Album of 56 sheets of drawings (60 folios) mainly of miscellaneous architecture and sculpture in the Deccan and S. India, dated 1793-1806 from the MacKenzie Collection.

Hemavati was the capital of the Nolamba rulers in the 9th-10th centuries. The temples at this site show the influence of the contemporary Rashtrakuta and late Chalukya traditions. The Doddeshvara Temple is assigned to the late 10th century. The external pilastered walls are plain and unadorned while the perforated stone windows are carved with graceful figures of divinities and foliate design. The figure to the right in this drawing depicts the image of Ganga carved on the east window.

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