How Complex Is The Demon? 1200 Year Old Carving In India
I shot this in Ellora Caves In India. I spotted something very intriguing in the middle of a bunch of deities carved around 750 A.D. This is the most complex and evil demon that I have ever seen.
First let us compare it with the sculpture nearby. You can see how the statue on the right is smiling and the body is carved like that of a healthy woman. Now, look at this evil face and the body that looks like a skeleton. You can even see the rib cage and the bones in the shoulders and hands.
The sculpture is very complex because of so many different faces and bodies carved on it. If you look at the bottom half, you can see a lot of different legs and hands intertwined. It took me a while to figure out what's what. On the floor, there is a man being stamped on in his face. On the demon's lap there is another man being killed, and it looks like his heart is being pulled out. It get's more complicated, when you see that there is the demon's foot on his thigh, instead of a hand that should have been in place.
At the upper right side, there is another skeleton like figure that's looking away. But to the left side, you have a smaller devilish face, eagerly looking at the demon's action. It is probably a kid demon that is watching and learning from the mother. And all this was carved more than 1200 years ago. I think it would still stand up to the demons shown in Hollywood movies today. What do you think?
1:23 Kid Demon
0:30 Demon's Face
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