rock temple

  • Czy fasada świadczy o wnętrzu? Dekoracja rzeźbiarska skalnego kompleksu Manmodi w Junnarze

    Author: Barbara Kucmin
    E-mail: bkokurewicz@gmail.com
    Institution: Uniwersytet Wrocławski
    Year of publication: 2019
    Source: Show
    Pages: 41-55
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/so2019102
    PDF: so/15/so1503.pdf

    The facade speaks of the interior? Sculptural decoration of the rock-cut temples complex Manmodi in Junnar

    The article discusses the issue of Indian rock architecture and the interesting problem of unfinished temples, exemplified by the Manmodi complex in Junnar. At the beginning, the location of the complex is described in the context of the location of the town of Junnar, located in the Maharashtra state. The article describes the monuments of Junnar and focused on the artistic value of rock temples and the unusual decorative motifs that appear in them. In the next part of the article the author draws attention to the possibility of linking the location of the city and complexes with the quality and uniqueness of used motifs. The description of the rock complex is conducted in the historical and artistic context. The analysis of the works was based on sources from literature and own research conducted by the author in India. The stylistic- -comparative analysis allowed to locate this complex in the context of the development of rock art in India and to consider the problem of unfinished temples. The unique motifs used in the decoration drew the author’s attention to the Yavana foundation, which were briefly presented in the article. The author presents in a short and clear way the problems of unfinished temples, extended facades and infinite interiors. The analysis takes place in the context of the entire rock art, also in reference to foreign foundations and unique motifs.

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