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Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. West side of largest pyramidal gateway

Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. West side of largest pyramidal gateway

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/1(9)

Item number: 21219

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. East gopuram of the Ranganatha temple in Srirangham. Lyon's 'Notes to Accompany a Series of Photographs Prepared to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India', edited by James Fergusson, gives the following description: 'Ascending the steps to the roof of the thousand-pillared Portico, the best view is obtained of this Gateway, which is the highest in Seringham. Its base is quite plain, and smeared as usual with stripes of white and red wash. It forms the only entrance to the court of which the carved horsemen pillars form the north side, and the Hall of 1,000 columns on the south side. Passing under it and between these two porches the visitor again reaches the sanctuary.'

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