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The Elephant Rock [near Madurai]

The Elephant Rock [near Madurai]

Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 953/1(1)

Item number: 95311

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Elephant Rock near Madurai in Tamilnadu, is part of a collection entitled 'Photographic Views in Madurai ' (Madras, 1858) and was taken by Linnaeus Tripe in 1858. It shows a general view of ''an enormous mass of granite or sienite situated to the north of the town of Madura, altogether isolated from the neighbouring hills, and when viewed from the S.E. or S.W. bearing a strong resemblance to a couchant elephant, with its trunk extended in front...The rock is about 11/4 miles long; and 250 feet high, measuring to the top of the elephant's head.''

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