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Object Number:
29-69-2
Current Location:
Out on loan
Culture:
Jain
Provenience:
Bengal
Harpanahalli Taluka
Madras
Kuruvatti
Mallikarjuna
Trailokyamallesvara
Date Made:
1025-1100
Early Date:
1025
Late Date:
1100
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Stone
Schist
Technique:
Carved
Relief
Iconography:
Brahma
Description:
Stone relief of Brahma. Inscription in old karanese characters of the 11-12th century CE.. Collected from a Siva temple called Trailokyamallesvara-the present Mallikarjuna at Kuruvatti, a village in the Harpanahalli Taluka of the Bellary district, Madras Presidency. It's possible the statue was originally from the Basavesvara temple in Kalakeri. The inscription reads:

"Chavundoja the architect of the temple of Trailokyamallesvara of the glorious (town) Kuruvati, the son of Gulugoja, the purifier of (his) race (gotra), the worshipper of the feet of the illustrious (teacher) Vadideva, a servant of the (religious congregation)Sarasvati-gana, the son of women other(than his wife) and the pupil of Balla(ha) made (this) image of Brahma." (The Sarasvati-gana was a Jain sect)
Height:
169cm
Width:
79cm
Thickness:
26cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from H. Kevorkian
Other Number:
6-1961-4   -   Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
342-2002-1   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Southeast Asian Gallery (1987 - 1992)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Rice, John H. 2006. "Finding the Original Home of the Museum's Brahma". Expedition. 48 (2): 45-48. : Page/Fig./Plate: 45
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 55
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