FONDATION JACQUES-EDOUARD BERGER: A la rencontre des Trésors d'Art du Monde

It is important to note the difference in the niches which, on this first gallery, are arched to form a relatively simple architectural decor, whereas they are adorned with the famous kalamakaras (animal-headed fable creatures symbolizing defence) on the upper level: here we are still the realm of desires made manifest, whereas the realm of teachings lies just above. Such architectural allusions make matters perfectly clear to visiting pilgrims.