This photograph shows an oblique view of a tall, faceted stone column, sidelit by sunlight and centred against a white sky. The capital of the column has a rounded disc, a faceted disc and a larger rounded disc upon which sits a square metal section with a crenelated ring underneath and on top is a central lamp (disc to hold oil for burning) or finial with four arms, each with a smaller lamp. The solid base of the column is simple with painted vertical stripes. Two male figures looking away from the camera are posed at the base, presumably to indicate scale. Behind the column are some partly collapsed colonnades and undergrowth.
Hampi, India - 1856
Alexander John Greenlaw (Photographer)
Silver gelatin print from waxed paper
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