Composite model including details from medieval Hindu temples near Mysore

Composite model including details from medieval Hindu temples near Mysore

Composite model including details from medieval Hindu temples near Mysore
Mysore, South India
Early 20th century
Sandalwood
Height 78 cm x width 87 cm x depth 56 cm
Museum no. IM 321-1924
Given by Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary

This model was presented to King George V and Queen Mary by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1923. It was subsequently displayed at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley, 1924. Although details are loosely based on the temples at Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur, the model's shape is quite different.