From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleTrichinopoly, Rock of Sacred Lark
About this objectView of the Rock Fort in Tiruchirapalli, India. The note on the recto refers to the location under its English name under the British occupation, Trichinopoly. The fort and temple complex was built in the 16th century and rest on a rock nearly three hundred feet high. The rock itself is thought to be nearly four billion years old. The Kaveri River is seen in the foreground. It is unclear where the “Rock of the Sacred Lark” inscription comes from.
Place MadeTiruchirapalli, India
MakerNicholas & Co.
Date Madeca. 1880s
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pen] No 10-2recto: [pen] Trichinopoly, / Rock of Sacred Lark / Southern Indiaverso: [pencil] 78:130:5[see image for long verso inscription]
Measurements21 cm x 29.1 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionNicholas & Co. was a photography studio based in Madras from the 1860s to the 1890s run by John P. Nicholas.
Subject and Association KeywordsNicholas & Co.
Subject and Association Keywords1880s
Subject and Association KeywordsIndia
Subject and Association KeywordsTiruchirapalli
Subject and Association KeywordsFortifications
Subject and Association KeywordsArchitecture
Subject and Association KeywordsDravidian Architecture
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsRock Formation
Subject and Association KeywordsKaveri River
Subject and Association KeywordsRock Fort
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
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