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Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. East side of largest gateway

Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. East side of largest gateway

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/1(10)

Item number: 212110

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. East gopuram of the Ranganatha temple at Srirangam. 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: 'This view shows the other or east face of the same Gateway... It is said to be over 150 feet high, and could be seen from Tanjore, a distance of 36 miles. It has nine storeys, including the basement, a number which is generally understood to be symbolical of the nine Avatars of Vishnu. It has less figure sculpture than the smaller gateways, but its architectural details and general outline are good, and altogether may be taken as a typical example of the style'.

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