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General view of Santeshvara Temple, Tillivalli

General view of Santeshvara Temple, Tillivalli

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1992)

Item number: 10031992

Length: 22.7

Width: 28.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Santeshvara Temple at Tillivalli, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Cousens described it in his book, 'The Chalukyan architecture of the Kanarese districts' (A.S.I., vol. XLII, New Imperial Series, Calcutta, 1926), p. 99: ''The temple of in the middle of the village. It has comparatively little figure sculpture about it, but it is fully decorated with other ornament. The outer side of the parapet wall [seen in foreground of this view] around the hall, like that at Bankapur, is very effectively decorated with an endless repetition of miniature shikaras. The three porches of the hall have rather pretty ceilings with very elegant rosette centres. The interior, unlike that at Anavatti, is very low, and this makes it dark and gloomy and rather depressing.'' Scattered around the temple are a number of inscription slabs.

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