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Well we are back to the Srirangam pillars….how did they ever manage to sculpt these into stone. To truly appreciate the beauty of this immaculate work read on…

Lets look at the horse rider and the horse itself…in a later thread we will see the amazing miniatures in the base and reverse of the pillars.

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horse decoration.jpg

Well, I guess the pictures say it all…look at the amount of detailing that has gone into actually sculpting each strand of hair in the horses tail…its hooves, the teeth, the stirrup, even to the extent of the tongue…

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horse bridle details.jpg
horse's tail details.jpg
horses hoof.jpg

Next the sword in the hands of the rider….since its in stone, see the masterful craftsmanship if having to rest back on the main pillar ( reminder this is in stone….)…another pillar as a short lance…( sadly the next pillar the similar weapon is broken..but shows you how the entire composition is sculpted into stone)

horse rider with short lance (damaged).jpg
horse rider with sword details.jpg
horse riders sword detail.jpg
horserider with short lance.jpg
horserider with sword.jpg

In europe, there is tradition that while sculpting horse riders….if the front two legs are in the air, then the rider died at war…a marty, if one leg was only lifted he died of wounds sustained in battle…if all four legs on the ground he died a natural death…did you know?

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//குதிரை முன் இரு கால்களையும் தூக்கிய வாறு வடித்தால் அவர் போரில் வீர மரணம் எய்தார் என்றும், ஒரு கால் மட்டும் தூக்கி இருந்தால் அவர் போரில் பெற்ற காயத்தில் பிறகு உயிர் துறந்தார் என்றும் ….நான்கு கால்களும் தரையில் இருந்தால் அவர் இயற்கையாக இறந்தார் என்றும் ஒரு விதிமுறை உண்டு//
நானும் அப்படி சொல்ல, கேட்டு, படித்துமிருக்கிறேன். அனேகமாக உண்மை எனலாம் என்பது என் கருத்து…

February 1st, 2012 at 13:41

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