- India: Odisha
- 13th century
- Brown gneiss
- overall: 69 x 28 x 22 in. (175.3 x 71.1 x 55.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Norton Simon Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © The Norton Simon Foundation
The depiction of affectionate couples, symbolizing both fertility and desire (kama) is a common occurrence in Indian temple art. Some of the boldest representations, both thematically and sculpturally, such as this example, were carved for the great Sun temple at Konarak in Orissa.
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