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Close view of base of shikara of the Dodda Basappa Temple, Dambal, showing moulding and sculptural details

Close view of base of shikara of the Dodda Basappa Temple, Dambal, showing moulding and sculptural details

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1909)

Item number: 10031909

Length: 207

Width: 261

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the sculptures on the shikara of the Dodda Basappa Temple at Dambal taken by Henry Cousens in the1880s. The Dodda Basappa (Great Nandi) Temple was built in the 12th Century in the Late Chalukya style. It is built on a stellate plan with many angle projections. The walls are decorated with pilasters, both in couples and in pairs and miniature temple towers in relief. The sanctuary is covered by a multi-storey roof with the same projections of the sanctuary walls. The temple has a linga sanctuary and is dedicated to Shiva.

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