Dec 12, 2005

The Madurai Pavilion

A rare Picture from Thomas & William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'1797. c.British Library

This stone pavilion was built by Tirumala Nayakar on the east side of the Madurai Fort and was used during religious festivals. This view particularly attracted Europeans as the motif of the pavilion was later reproduced on Staffordshire-ware and on French wallpapers.

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