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Unidentified temple gopura, possibly at Kanchipuram

Unidentified temple gopura, possibly at Kanchipuram

Photographer: Dixon, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/26(2561)

Item number: 2561

Length: 26.3

Width: 21.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an unidentified temple gopura, possibly from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, taken by Henry Dixon in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The holy city of Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallava rulers in the 7th and 8th centuries, and continued to be an important centre in the succeeding Chola, Vijayanagara and Nayaka periods. There are many Shaiva and Vaishnava temples in the town. This view shows a tall pyramidal gopura, or tower, leading to a temple enclosure.

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