War Stallion, Konarak Sun Temple

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Illustration

Dr Avantika Lal
by Vineet Kaul
published on 20 December 2019

This is a sculpture found in the temple of Konarak, Odisha state, India. It shows a warrior standing alongside a warhorse. Now headless, he sports a scabbard down his back, while a quiver full of arrows is seen tied to the saddle. The horse is seen crushing one figure holding a sword under his hoofs, while another lies below his body. The horse is richly caparisoned with intricately carved details.

The Konark Sun Temple was built in the 13th century CE (around 1250 CE) by King Narasimhadeva I (1238 – 1264 CE) of the Eastern Ganga dynasty (8th century CE - 15th century CE).

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Kaul, V. (2019, December 20). War Stallion, Konarak Sun Temple. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11647/war-stallion-konarak-sun-temple/

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Kaul, Vineet. "War Stallion, Konarak Sun Temple." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 20, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11647/war-stallion-konarak-sun-temple/.

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Kaul, Vineet. "War Stallion, Konarak Sun Temple." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Dec 2019. Web. 26 Mar 2023.

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