Khajurâho, the temples of love

Wednesday 13 December 2017 to 18H00

by Gilles Béguin, Honorary General Curator of Heritage, former director of the Cernuschi Museum.

Khajurāho, one of the most prestigious sites of the Indian monumental heritage, famous for the harmony of its buildings and the sensuality of its sculptures, was once the capital of the powerful Candella dynasty. If history has long swept the proud city, remain twenty-five Hindu or Jain sanctuaries spreading from the beginning of the 9th century. to 1200. They constitute the apogee of the Indian medieval architecture as much by the subtlety of their plans as from the skill of their elevations.


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