Its been quite some time since Part 1 & Part 2 of Nellayappar. Here's Part 3. The overwhelming awesomeness of Vijayanagar Nayak contribution is extremely evident at several places here. Here are some sculptures...... in detail..........
That's the life sized Manmadha / Kamdev / Cupid / God of Love and.....
...his wife Rathi!!
A closeup of his very handsome face.
Look at that sharp nose & arched brows!!!
His floral earrings, Wow, right?!!!
Isn't she pretty too? Too bad, somone broke her nose.
Look at her bird detailed head ornament, large top knot, & fantabulous earrings!
His chest and the Oh So Many! Necklaces!!!
His wrist and wrist band!!!
A consort of his holding one of his symbols - peacock!
Another consort holding another symbol - banana flower!!
Yet another consort holding yet another symbol - the mythical creature Yaali!!!
You know he carries a bow made of sugarcane.
Did you know its string was made of beetles?!!!!
...and his sharp sword & details on his outfit & jewelry!!!
Detailing on the fabric...
...and the thin, delicate, yet detailed accessories!!!
TO GET THERE:
Refer my earlier post.
Dedicated to Prof.Swaminathan & Co.