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Statue of Mahadeva as Kala in the courtyard of the Yameshvara Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Statue of Mahadeva as Kala in the courtyard of the Yameshvara Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Photographer: Cornish, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(321)

Item number: 10003321

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a statue in the courtyard of the Yameshvara Temple from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by William Henry Cornish in 1892. The Yameshvara Temple was built in the late 13th Century and consists of a sanctuary and a mandapa richly carved. Inside the courtyard in which the temple stands there are remains of other temple towers that date back to the 7th Century. This is a close view of sculpture slab, measuring about 5 inches in height according to the measuring pole placed beside it. The sculpture represents Kala, the god of Death, one of the names of Shiva.

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