Secrets in stone: Art historian cracks the code of an ancient temple

13 noviembre 2014

For 13 centuries, the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in Indian art —- a towering layer cake of elaborate, hand-carved friezes populated by a bevy of Hindu deities and symbols. Now a professor of Asian art history has shown that these figures are more than just architectural decoration.