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I think we can have some artistic liberty with this building, what do you think Michael?

The back is a little bland, I pulled out the wooden beam a bit

Something like this? I sort of just shoved the decor out of the way to make room

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Well, the Mauryans weren't Hindu. They were Buddhists. It's kind of a defining feature :P They're colored a bit more subtly than Hindu temples.

Not exactly. Chandragupta(Founder) was a Hindu that converted to Jainism. Chankya the prime minister was a Hindu. Chandragupta's son was a Hindu. Ashoka was a Hindu that converted to Buddhism. But yeah, Ashoka made it a mission to spread Buddhism.

And those Hindu temples shouldn't be used as references for this period in my opinion.

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Ohh the texturing really slows me down, anything for the pediment area?

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That pillar design appears later on.

Look at the pillars in the reliefs.

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It looks more like the pillars you had on the first model. Temple 17 is dated to the Guptas. 600 years after the Mauryans.

I think you should use the reliefs as references for pillar designs. Instead the other temple.

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Might be me, but given how the other Mauryan buildings look, this temple feels a bit too "simple". Could be texture-fixed though I guess.

For my part I find the white paint texture not so adapted to the temple, too simple and too "dirty".

I think the temple is a good occasion to have beautifully painted walls with figures, symbols, colors, etc. As someone said, the shield artworks by Lion.Kanzen could serve as a basis for patterns and color samples.

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For my part I find the white paint texture not so adapted to the temple, too simple and too "dirty".

I think the temple is a good occasion to have beautifully painted walls with figures, symbols, colors, etc. As someone said, the shield artworks by Lion.Kanzen could serve as a basis for patterns and color samples.

good idea. I too think that the white paint should be replaced with walls painted with figures....

Usually, temples are the best places where craftsmen show their dedication to their art and to god.

So, make the temple walls more decorative, please...

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Any good texture builders wanna grab this one? I'm awful at making textures

If one of our historians or Maurya specialists ;) can show me some visual source for colors, symbols and graphic style, I can try some art that would work on such temple.

Here, we need symbols that are the sort used in sacred places, not symbols of warfare such as we see on the shields. We need the sacred iconography.

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If one of our historians or Maurya specialists ;) can show me some visual source for colors, symboles and graphic style, I can try some art that would work on such temple.

Here, we need symbols that are the sort used in sacred places, not symbols of warfare such as we see on the shields. We need the sacred iconography.

How about the shallow reliefs above the gates to the great stupas? I'm not sure what colors would be used in Buddhist painting though

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3rd-6th century is a bit too old I think :/ I'll see what I can see. Turns out, the Peacock was the symbol for the Empire. Maybe we could include that somewhere?

I have actually never seen peacocks being really depicted so much. Not even tigers. Popular animals are Indian lions, bulls, elephant, some times horses.

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If one of our historians or Maurya specialists ;) can show me some visual source for colors, symboles and graphic style, I can try some art that would work on such temple.

Here, we need symbols that are the sort used in sacred places, not symbols of warfare such as we see on the shields. We need the sacred iconography.

A lot of those symbols are religious. Like the triratna.

You can see figures bowing to it.

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According to this page:

"Archeological evidence: The excavated portion of the Ashoka`s pillar at nandan garh contains an emblem of peacock. The stupa at Sanchi also has several statues of peacocks. Besides this, Ashoka`s inscriptions also mentions peacock. Thus it is also said that people living in lands full of peacocks, were called `Maurya`. So it can be inferred that the origin of the `Maurya` is not from the word `Mura`."

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According to this page:

"Archeological evidence: The excavated portion of the Ashoka`s pillar at nandan garh contains an emblem of peacock. The stupa at Sanchi also has several statues of peacocks. Besides this, Ashoka`s inscriptions also mentions peacock. Thus it is also said that people living in lands full of peacocks, were called `Maurya`. So it can be inferred that the origin of the `Maurya` is not from the word `Mura`."

I never knew.

The most consistent animal that comes up is the Indian lion though. Their successors carried on using the lion symbol as well.

These are the animal capitals I have seen so far.

http://www.wildfiregames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16056&st=380#entry250217

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