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Madura. The Great Pagoda [Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple]. Interior of Porch

Madura. The Great Pagoda [Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple]. Interior of Porch

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/2(4)

Item number: 21224

Genre: Photograph

Print from an album of 40 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon.Carved figures inside the Porch of the Eight Goddesses at the eastern entrance to the Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple. Lyon wrote that this photograph 'shows the interior of the Porch ... called the Asta Lakshmi, from the figures of the eight Goddesses of Prosperity which adorn its pillars. The raised platform is used to exhibit for sale various kinds of goods'.

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