One of the first masonry Hindu temples, the ________________ is
a simple square building with a tower.
Sculpted guardians protect its entrance.
Narrative reliefs adorn the three other sides.
Vishnu sleeping on the serpent Ananta - s. facade of Vishnu Temple
Early 6th cen
Rock- cut rathas
Second half of 7th cen
These sculptures from the living rock at Mamallapuram were all carved from a single huge granite outcropping.
Rock-cut rathas ("chariots")
Mithuna reliefs, Vishvanatha Temple
This temple is an example of the southern type of Hindu temple.
The Rajarajeshvara Temple at Thanjavur
Shiva as Nataraja, Maltunai Ishvaram Temple
Death of the Buddha (Parinirvana)
Gal Vihara , Sri Lanka
11th - 12th cen
One of many portable images of the gods used in Hindu worship, this solid-bronze statuette of _____________ depicts the god balancing on one leg atop a dwarf representing ignorance.
Shiva as Nataraja
The sculptor of this colossal recumbent ____________ emulated the classic Gupta style of a half millennium earlier in the figure’s clinging robe, rounded face, and coiffure.
Death of the Buddha
Aerial view of Borobudur
______________ is a colossal Buddhist monument of unique form. Built on nine terraces with more than 1,500 stupas and 1,500 statues and reliefs, it takes the form of a mountain, which worshipers circumambulate.
Early 7th cen
___________ is a composite of Shiva (the god’s right side) and Vishnu (on the left). Although stylistically indebted to Gupta sculpture, the Khmer statue is freestanding so that it could be viewed from all sides.
Vishnu lying on the cosmic ocean - Mebon Temple
This fragmentary hollow-cast bronze statue was
originally more than 20 feet long and inlaid with gold, silver, and jewels.
Vishnu Lying on the Cosmic Ocean
Aerial view of Angkor Wat
Early 12th cen
________, built by Suryavarman II to associate the Khmer king with the god Vishnu,has five towers symbolizing the five peaks of Mount Meru, the sacred mountain at the center of the universe.
King Suryavarman II holding court,Angkor Wat
Early 12th cen
The reliefs of ________ glorify Vishnu in his various avatars, or incarnations, and Suryavarman II, whom the sculptor depicted holding court and surrounded by his attendants, all of smaller scale than the king.