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N.W. view of the temple at Trivagherry, near Pondicherry

N.W. view of the temple at Trivagherry, near Pondicherry

Artist: Trapaud, Elisha (1750-1828)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: WD1414

Item number: 1414

Length: 294

Width: 418

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing by Elisha Trapaud of the north-west view of the temple at Trivagherry, near Pondicherry, dated c.1806. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Trivagherry. 18 miles W by S from Pondicherry'.

Tamil Nadu has thousands of temples with tall pyramidal towers intricately carved with sculptures of the Hindu divinities which were erected during the Chola (900-1250 AD), the Pandya (upto 1350), the Vijayanagara (1350-1560) and the Nayaka (1600-1750) dynasties. These huge towers or gopuras lead into the various enclosures of the temple complexes. This drawing shows a multi-storeyed temple gopura with a vaulted roof and arched ends.

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