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Street view in Tanjore with carved wooden car.

Street view in Tanjore with carved wooden car.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(2)

Item number: 112

Genre: Photograph

View in Tanjore, taken by Samuel Bourne in 1869. This view includes a temple with wall paintings in the background and a chhatri to the right. The temple car has a sloping tiled roof. Thanjavur was the capital city of the Imperial Chola dynasty who ruled Tamilnad from 850 to 1279; their glory is reflected in the 74 and more temples, which were constructed in the area. The Brihadishvara temple, constructed by Rajaraja I (r.985-1012), is said to be the greatest architectural achievement of the Chola era.

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