This photograph of the Sulekere Tank, Mysore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'. "Sulekere, the largest tank in Mysore, and the second largest in Southern India, is 40 miles round, and its construction is assigned to the 11th or 12th century. The embankment is of no great length, but it is of stupendous width, height and strength, and has successfully stood the floods of centuries. The legend is that the daughter of a king built the tank as an expiatory act. The remains of a city are pointed out as having been submerged by the tank." A tank is a pool or lake, or an artificial reservoir or cistern, used for purposes of irrigation, and as a storage-place for drinking-water, Southern India.