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|Description||From the Info Placard:
N. Sivappa Album Cover with Shiva as the Destroyer of the Tree Cities of the Demon (Tripurantaka) India, Karanataka, Mysore, Sagar, c. 1875-1900 Sandalwood with silver fittings"This exquisitely carved sandelwood album cover was probably made for an illustrated manuscript of a Hindu religious text. The album cover epitomizes the sophisticated sandelwood carving produced by the renowned families artists working in the Mysore region of southern India, which was regarded by contemporary art historians and critics as the finest wood carving in all of India. The primary panel of the intricately carved front cover depicts the Hindu god Shiva in his major iconic form of Tripurantaka, the Destroyer of the Three Cities of the Demons. The surrounding regeisters and the cover's spine are also deeply carved with additional Hindu mythological figures, animals, and foliate designs."
|Date||11 March 2007, 18:33:49|
|Source||originally posted to Flickr as "Album Cover with Shiva as the Destroyer of the Tree Cities of the Demons (Tripurantaka)"|
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|Camera manufacturer||NIKON CORPORATION|
|Camera model||NIKON D70|
|Exposure time||1/25 sec (0.04)|
|Date and time of data generation||18:33, 11 March 2007|
|Lens focal length||18 mm|
|Horizontal resolution||72 dpi|
|Vertical resolution||72 dpi|
|File change date and time||18:33, 11 March 2007|
|Y and C positioning||Co-sited|
|Custom image processing||Normal process|
|Exposure mode||Auto exposure|
|White balance||Manual white balance|
|Digital zoom ratio||1|
|Focal length in 35 mm film||27 mm|
|Scene capture type||Standard|
|Subject distance range||Unknown|
|Date and time of digitizing||18:33, 11 March 2007|
|Image compression mode||4|
|Maximum land aperture||3.6 APEX (f/3.48)|
|Metering mode||Centre weighted average|
|Light source||Tungsten (incandescent light)|
|Flash||Flash did not fire|
|Sensing method||One-chip colour area sensor|
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