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Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. West side of gateway at east entrance to the Second Court

Seringham Pagoda near Trichinopoly. West side of gateway at east entrance to the Second Court

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/1(12)

Item number: 212112

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: 'It is one of the peculiarities of this style of building, that the concentric enclosures increase in dimension as you recede from the centre, so do the gateways. This one consequently is larger and finer than the last, and through its doorway are seen the gateposts of the outer one of all, which had it been finished, would have equalled, if it had not surpassed, that by which the Temple was entered...'

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