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Magnificent Carved Hindu Architectural Corbel.  Fragment.  Temple.  Tamil Nadu, India

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    An antique – at least – carved architectural temple fragment.   It is populated by Hindu deities . . .  many hard for me to identify.  I am reasonably sure that Vishnu is in the center shown with multiple arms.  The raised arm is a… Continue reading

18th Century Hand Carved Wooden Corbel.  Hindu.  Temple.  Architectural.  Wenge Wood.  Sculpture. Tamil Nadu. India.

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  A stunning and sizable corbel hand carved in Wenge wood with a horse riding deity (most likely Shiva) and a subordinate horse below.  It reminds me of the monolithic pillars with sculptures of riders on the backs of wild horses  . . . trampling their enemies below.… Continue reading

18th Century Temple Truss, Burma

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Detail:  Carved temple truss support or long corbel.  From Burma.  Deep carving with human and elephant figure on the sides.  Remnants of paint.  Mounting post on top; hole at bottom.  Acquired from our agent in Thailand.  A real piece of history for architects… Continue reading
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