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Asian Art 10b. Hindu Art in India II–xus


Answer ANY TWO of the following questions:

  1. How does the Descent of the Ganges make use of the natural flow of water to create its pictorial narrative?
  2. How is Shiva represented at the Kailasa Temple at Ellora?
  3. List 2 visual/formal features of a Hindu rock-cut temple (Kailasa or Elephanta).

Reading Assignment


  • Lee, pp. 221-223, 229-235


“Mahabaripuram: Sculpture by the Sea”

Key Works

Descent of the Ganges

Descent of the Ganges 01
Granite; h. 20′ (61m)

Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Middle Pallava period, c. 625-674

Kailasa Temple

Aurangabad,ellora kailash temple
PSM V41 D043 Plan of the temples at kylas
H. 96′ (29.3 m)

Ellora, Maharashtra, India

Early medieval period, Rashtrakutan dynasty, c. 760-773, with later additions

Shiva and Parvati on Kailasa


H. 12′ (3.7 m)

Linga (phallus)



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