Historically - Indian sculptors have focused not on
three-dimensional volume and fullness, but on linear
character - that is to say, the figure is designed based on
its outline, and is typically graceful and slender.
Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath, 3rd Century B.C:
The most celebrated capital (the four-lion one at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh) was erected by Emperor Ashoka circa 250 BC.
At present the Column remains in the same place whereas the Lion Capital is at the Sarnath Museum
Forgery is largely reported in the currency notes in the denomination of Rs. 500 in the old series which are green in color having Ashoka Pillar as the watermark (located in the white window on the left of the note).
The famous Shiva Dance- Nataraja, and the bronze sculpture of the
Natatraj of the Chola period is one of the most significant religious
Made with the Lost wax technique, the Chola bronzes bring together
the art of metallurgy and the aesthetics of the sacred.
The sculpture is symbolic of Shiva as the lord of dance and dramatic
arts, with its style and proportions made according to Hindu texts on