Model of a gopuram or temple gateway

Model of a gopuram or temple gateway

Model of a gopuram or temple gateway
South India, possibly Madurai
Late 19th or early 20th century
Sandalwood
Height 45 cm x width 20 cm x depth 16 cm
Museum no. IM 6-1926
Given by Mrs J.A. Jones
This object was given to the Museum together with two models of sculptures from the interior of the Minakshi-Sundareshwara temple at Madurai. They were collected by an engineer working for the government in Madras Presidency between 1877 and 1904.

The form of this model is typical of a South Indian gopuram.