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Rock-cut Temple known as the Tiger Cave at Saluvankuppam, north of Mamallapuram

Rock-cut Temple known as the Tiger Cave at Saluvankuppam, north of Mamallapuram

Photographer: Rea, Alexander

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(2221)

Item number: 10032221

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Tiger Cave, north of Mamallapuram, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Alexander Rea in the 1880s, (Printed from a broken glass negative). This is a a massive boulder in which a portico has been excavated, with the surrounding rock-face carved into the form of a ring of yali (''tiger'') heads. To the left are carved two elephants, with niches above.

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