Divine Images in Stone and Bronze: South India, Chola Dynasty (c. 850-1280)

  title={Divine Images in Stone and Bronze: South India, Chola Dynasty (c. 850-1280)},
  author={A. Lippe},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  pages={29 - 79}
  • A. Lippe
  • Published 1971
  • Art
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
dala, "the realm of the Cholas." In India, the name of the Cholas has been kept alive by the religious literature and poetry created under their patronage, and by the innumerable temples with which they studded the land. Many of these are still extant and functioning. They include little-known masterpieces, which carry some of the most beautiful sculpture of medieval India; they also include the largest and tallest of all Indian temples, which are architectural and technical marvels. 


The Head-offering to the Goddess in Pallava Sculpture
The remarkable group of five rock-cut temples at Māmallapuram or Māvalivaram, to the south of Madras, has often been described. Popular imagination has associated these wonderful shrines with theExpand
Bronzes of South India
As at Singavaram and Mamallapuram (late seventh century)