Click here to skip to content

Carved figure in Tinnevelly [Tirunelveli] Pagoda.

Carved figure in Tinnevelly [Tirunelveli] Pagoda.

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/3(14)

Item number: 212314

Genre: Photograph

Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Lyon's 'Notes to Accompany a Series of Photographs Prepared to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' (Marion & Co., London, 1870), edited by James Fergusson, explains: 'Immediately in front of the sanctuary, but with their backs towards it, stand four colossal figures, about twenty feet high, and each carved out of one block of hornblend stone, now so hard, that the natives declare, that to attempt to cut it, destroys all their chisels...'

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: