A Year in Pictures – Halebidu Frieze

Halebidu Frieze
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Indian temples are very frustrating things to photograph, because the decoration on them isn’t done in discrete blocks: it’s an ongoing mass of things, friezes like this one banding the exterior, sculptures rubbing shoulders with elaborately carved columns — basically no square foot left plain. I suspect this frieze depicts military glory, since there appears to be someone crouching beneath the hooves of that horse, but as you can see the top edge has rather been damaged.

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