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Mauryan – Art and Architecture prominent feature

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Topic: Mauryan – Art and Architecture prominent feature
Posted By: AdminKing
Subject: Mauryan – Art and Architecture prominent feature
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2012 at 2:10am

The Mauryas introduced stone masonry on the large scale.

Fragments of stone pillars and stumps indicating the existence of an 80-pillared hall have been discovered at Kumarhar on the outskirts of Patna. The pillars represent the Masterpiece of Mauryan sculpture. Each pillar is made of single piece of sandstone, only their capitals which are beautiful pieces of sculpture in form of lion or bulls are joined with pillar on the top.

Single Lion capital at Rampurva and Lauriya Nadangarh

Single bull capital at Rampurva.

Four lion capital at Sarnath and Sanchi.

A craved elephant at Dhauli and engraved elephant at Kalsi.

The Mauryan artisans also started the practice of hewing out caves from rocks for monks to live in the earliest example are Barabar Caves in Gaya.

Stupas were built throughout the empire to enshrine the relics of Buddha.  Of these the most famous are at Sanchi and Barhut.




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Posted By: savitakumari
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2013 at 9:06am
Nice literature...and it is good for knowing all the cultural India..



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