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Streevelliputtur [Srivilliputtur]. Tank and portions of old temple outside the town

Streevelliputtur [Srivilliputtur]. Tank and portions of old temple outside the town

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/3(5)

Item number: 21235

Genre: Photograph

Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. View looking across a tank (with central island shrine) towards the gopuram of a temple at Srivilliputtur. Lyon's 'Notes to Accompany a Series of Photographs Prepared to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' (Marion & Co., London, 1870), edited by James Fergusson, gives the following description, 'About a mile outside the village is a small tank and another temple, into which no strangers are allowed to enter. It is also dedicated to Vishnu, and has several small cars belonging to it placed under the thatched roof seen in the Photograph. The long stone roof on the left is of a form seldom seen in or about Hindu temples. It only covers, however, two large stone rooms, perfectly empty and neglected, with a few figures carved on one or two of the pillars'.

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