Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India
11 November 2006 — 25 February 2007
In The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House
Krishna dancing on Kaliya, 10th-11th century. Copper alloy, height 87.6 cm.
This exhibition of approximately forty bronze sculptures explored the artistic and cultural riches of the Chola dynasty of southern India between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. Throughout their rule the Chola were great patrons of the arts and oversaw an extensive programme of temple construction. Portable bronze sculptures, revered as physical manifestations of the Hindu gods, were produced to fulfil public functions and preside over specific festivities. Chola bronzes are widely considered to be among the finest works of Indian sculptural art.
Cox & Kings is Travel Partner of Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India.