Trimurti, the Hindoo Triad or Trinity.
Photographer: Oakeley, Richard Banner
Medium: Photographic print
Albumen print by Richard Banner Oakeley of a sculpture at Halebid in Karnataka. The Hoysaleswara temple here is richly decorated with numerous sculptures depicting the various divinities of the Hindu pantheon. The vitality and precision of the carving bestows a plasticity to the sculpture which is unsurpassed. This Trimurti figure symbolises the Trinity of Hinduism, composed of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer.