Maithuna Sculpture, India

Maithuna Sculpture, India

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Credit: Helen Marcus/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Erotic sculpture of a Maithuna couple adorns the walls of a Hindu temple at the complex at Khajuraho, India. Maithuna is a Sanskrit term most often translated as sexual union in a ritual context.

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