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Cot in Literature, Sculpture and Painting

Title:Cot in Literature, Sculpture and Painting
Author:Kamat Jyotsna
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy
Enumeration:Vol 8, 1993
Abstract:The variety of cots used by kings and nobles of Karnataka is amazing. Literature,sculptures and paintings provide good account of these.Both Sanskrit and Kannada classics speak of variety of cots of teak, gold, silver,metal, sandalwood etc used by the royal family members.Foreign travellers have left behind an account of types of cots used by the rulers.Numerous types of cots could be identified in temple sculptures In Deccani painting the nayaki sitting on an attractive cot could be noticed.Swing cots,mechanical cots, cots that could be dismantled are found in the sculptures.'Sougandhika Parinaya' a litho graphic work of the period contains many scenes of private moments of kings and queens on different types of cots.

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