Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
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I was writing captions for some of the pictures and came across this
sculpture in which the two women seem to be arguing.
© K. L. Kamat
I asked my mother, a historian, as to which period the sculpture belonged.
"Probably 16th century A.D." she replied, and
pointed to the following details in the picture, that I'd missed.
- The women are not fighting, but playing a game of exchanging colors -- possibly
on the occasion of the Holi festival. The syringes and the refill of colors in the hands indicate this.
- Notice the hook on their blouses. One can be certain that the
blouses were tailored.
- Notice the frills on their skirts. It probably shows the contemporary way a saree was worn.
- Notice the decoration on the pilaster. We can see influence of Hoysala school or
art, even though the sculpture belonged to the Vijayanagar period.
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|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Sunday, June 2, 2002|
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