The Rock, Trichinopoly

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The Rock, Trichinopoly about 1860
The Fort of Trichinopoly (now Tiruchirapalli) lies on the sacred Cauvery River in southern India. The fort stands on and around a granite rock, 273 feet high, which is crowned by a temple to the elephant-headed god Ganesh who brings joy and happiness to the family. The striped wall reflected in the water is a masonry tank, which was built in the seventeenth century.


  • Acc. No. PGP R 891
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 18.20 x 23.80 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985