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Madura. The Great Pagoda [Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple]. Carved pillar near the entrance

Madura. The Great Pagoda [Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple]. Carved pillar near the entrance

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/2(5)

Item number: 21225

Genre: Photograph

Print from an album of 40 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, says that this photograph 'shows a male figure carved on the Pillar on the left... It is a fine style of sculpture, but so disfigured by paint and whitewash, that it is difficult now to make out whom it is intended to represent'.

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