Anna A. Slaczka annamisia at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jan 20 08:50:26 UTC 2009

Hi Sandra,

The Visvabrahma temple in Alampur apparently has a sculpture of a crab (illustration for the story of the heron and the crab). The story of 'The brahman and the crab' seems to be illustrated on several South Indian temples. See: Channabasappa S. Patil in: Marijke Klokke (ed.), Narrative sculpture and literary traditions in South and Southeast Asia, Brill, 2000, p. 86 and 83-4 (resp.), and the bibliography given there.


Anna A. Slaczka
Kern Institute
Leiden University
The Netherlands

--- On Tue, 1/20/09, Alexandra Vandergeer <geeraae at GEOL.UOA.GR> wrote:

> From: Alexandra Vandergeer <geeraae at GEOL.UOA.GR>
> Subject: invertebrates
> Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 8:01 AM
> Dear members of the list,
> Is anyone aware of a stone sculpture from India sensu lato
> on which
> somewhere an invertebrate animal has been sculpted? I know
> only of a
> Chamunda with a scorpion in her sunken belly.
> Alexandra van der Geer
> NB for the very, very non-zoologist: invertebrates are
> molluscs, insects,
> spiders, medusas, crabs and lobsters and that sort of
> animals.
> -- 
> Dr Alexandra van der Geer
> Museum of Paleontology and Geology
> Faculty of Geology
> National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
> Panepistimiopolis
> 157 84 Zografou
> Athens, Greece


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