Statue of Surasundari (Heavenly) Beauty

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015
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This red stone statue depicts Surasundari (or heavenly) beauty. The figure of the female was marvelously proportioned and bejeweled. The statue comes from the temples of Khajuraho; Khajuraho has the largest number of Hindu and Jain temples in India. These temples were built between the 9th and 12th centuries CE by the Chandella dynasty. All of those temples were adorned with thousands of marvelous statues, like this one; many have an erotic tone. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 21). Statue of Surasundari (Heavenly) Beauty. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4174/statue-of-surasundari-heavenly-beauty/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Surasundari (Heavenly) Beauty." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4174/statue-of-surasundari-heavenly-beauty/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Surasundari (Heavenly) Beauty." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2015. Web. 30 Jul 2021.