30 Oct '14, 7am

Our looted Gods - stolen and exhibited in Singapore @narendramodi @PMOIndia ht…

With the HR&CE and temple authorities continuing to be lax in their documentation, this expose shows again the importance of photo documenting our temple treasures. Little did I realise that this innocuous looking book held within itself a vital clue. South-indian images of gods and goddesses (1916) available for free download here page 109 in the book ( 129 in the pdf) has this photograph of a Somaskanda The label simply states Somaskanda ( metal), sivankudal This is a very unique somaskanda wherein the Siva and Uma have been cast seperately with indivudual pedestals. For those who know about bronze casting, the difficulty of such an attempt is evident - having to match the pedestals not only for height but also for the runner designs. Thankfully this provides us some vital clues in identifying this bronze, which is currently in the Asian Civilisations Museum being purcha...

Full article: http://poetryinstone.in/lang/en/2014/04/03/kapoor-files-a...

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