Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A bulbous structure that is the apex of a temple and placed on the roof. Also known as the kalasha, it is an architectural motif found in structural and Dravidian temples. Kuta (domed) roofs have only one stupi, while shala (barrel-shaped) roofs can have multiple stupis.