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The Elephant Gate, Seringapatam.

The Elephant Gate, Seringapatam.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 430/41(36)

Item number: 4304136

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Elephant Gate, Srirangapatnam taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'."This was the principal entrance to the fort and is situated on the south side. An inscription on it, in Persian, states that the foundation of the fort was in the year 1219 from the birth of Muhammad (1791 A.D.) under a favourable conjunction of the stars and planets ensuring the permanent safety of the fort." This note, taken from the Mysore album, accompanies the photograph.

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