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Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. Small gateway on the east side

Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. Small gateway on the east side

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/1(11)

Item number: 212111

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. General view of a gopuram 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: 'Passing through the great Gateway and turning our backs on the sanctuary, so as to leave the temple on the East side, the visitor has to pass through three Gateways...This is one of the smallest belonging to the Temple, and the only prominent sculptures with which it is adorned are a statue of Vishnu on the right, and Krishna and the Gopis of Bindrabun [Vrindavan] on the left'.

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