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Linnaeus Tripe Photographs of India

Creator:
Tripe, Linnaeus  Search this
Extent:
4 Prints (albumenized salt paper)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Salted paper prints
Place:
India
Tanjore (India)
India -- Andhra Pradesh -- Amaravati
Date:
circa 1856-1858
bulk dates
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three photographs on 2 disaggregated album pages and 1 loose print: 1. Album page with two mounted salt prints showing Elliot marbles from Amaravati. Album page: 45 x 33 cm.; print 1: 16.7 x 19 cm; print 2: 19.7 x 19 cm. 2. Album page with one mounted albumenized salt print showing Elliot marble stupa relief from Amaravati. Album page: 45 x 33cm.; print: 25.5 x 24 cm. 3. Unmounted albumenized salt print, Facade of the West Side of the Nayakar Durbar Hall, Tanjore. 28 x 37.7 cm.
Arrangement:
One flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) was an official photographer for the British Government, employed to document Southern Indian archaeological remains before they further decayed. He photographed widely in southern India, including Rayakottai (Ryakotta), which was then a British stronghold. Around 1858 Tripe took this image of sculptures from the ruined Buddhist stupa at Amaravati, which was a large monument built approximately 2000 years ago in what is now Andhra Pradesh. The stupa was a mound-like structure made of brick, adorned with bas-relief medallions, paneled friezes made of limestone and freestanding sculpture. As time passed, the stupa fell into disrepair and was eventually buried under rubble. Eventually, the structure was excavated and some of the decorative elements were shipped to the British Museum, London. These pieces were referred to as the 'Elliot marbles' after Walter Elliot, the antiquarian, linguist and member of the Madras Council who recovered them.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2017.06
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Tombs -- India  Search this
Buddhist sculpture -- India -- Amaravati  Search this
Amaravati (India) -- Antiquities  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Salted paper prints
Identifier:
FSA.A2017.06
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3ad165fc1-dbe2-4f64-bb5c-2103e12b5616
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2017-06
Online Media:

Linnaeus Tripe photographs

Creator:
Tripe, Linnaeus  Search this
Extent:
3 Prints (albumenized salt paper, images 25 x 37 cm. or smaller, mounted 44 x 57 or smaller.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Salted paper prints
Place:
India
India -- Andhra Pradesh -- Amaravati
Date:
circa 1856-1858
bulk dates
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three photographs: I. Albumenized salt print from wet collodion negative, 22 x 28 cm., circa 1858, on original mount, 33 x 45 cm. Depicts a piece of sculpture from the Great Stupa at Amaravati; these sculptures were then known as the Elliot marbles. II. Albumenized salt print from wet collodion negative, 18 x 29 cm., circa 1858, on original mount, 34 x 46 cm. Depicts an Indian sculpture with a measuring device. III. Albumenized salt print from wet collodion negative, 25 x 37 cm., circa 1856, on original mount, 44 x 57 cm. Depicts the idgah and tomb at Ryakotta (Rayakottai).
Arrangement:
One flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) was an official photographer for the British Government, employed to document Southern Indian archaeological remains before they further decayed. He photographed widely in southern India, including Rayakottai (Ryakotta), which was then a British stronghold. Around 1858 Tripe took this image of sculptures from the ruined Buddhist stupa at Amaravati, which was a large monument built approximately 2000 years ago in what is now Andhra Pradesh. The stupa was a mound-like structure made of brick, adorned with bas-relief medallions, paneled friezes made of limestone and freestanding sculpture. As time passed, the stupa fell into disrepair and was eventually buried under rubble. Eventually, the structure was excavated and some of the decorative elements were shipped to the British Museum, London. These pieces were referred to as the 'Elliot marbles' after Walter Elliot, the antiquarian, linguist and member of the Madras Council who recovered them.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2001.10
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Tombs -- India  Search this
Buddhist sculpture -- India -- Amaravati  Search this
Amaravati (India) -- Antiquities  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Salted paper prints
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.10
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc358e5c756-31e2-4cf0-80b0-a20bdeafc4c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-10
Online Media:

The great stupa at Amaravati / Robert Knox

Author:
Knox, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
p. 83-88 : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Articles
Place:
India
Amaravati
Amaravati (India)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Stūpas  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
P -- Analytic
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848255

Sculptures from Amaravati in the British Museum / Douglas Barrett, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Antiquities ; [photographs by Jack Skeel]

Author:
British Museum Department of Oriental Antiquities and of Ethnography  Search this
Barrett, Douglas E  Search this
Subject:
British Museum  Search this
Physical description:
75 p., [24] leaves of plates : ill., map, plan ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Amaravati (Guntur District)
Amaravati (India)
Date:
1954
Topic:
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Stūpas  Search this
Buddhist shrines  Search this
Buddhist art  Search this
Antiquities, Buddhist  Search this
Call number:
730.54 .B25
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858712

Évolution du style indien d'Amarāvatī, par Phillipe Stern et Mireille Bénisti. Cadre historique de Jeannine Auboyer; dessins de Madeleine Hallade

Author:
Stern, Philippe  Search this
Bénisti, Mireille  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. illus., 68 plates. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Amaravati
Amaravati (India)
Date:
1961
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
709.54 .S8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863580

Amaravati sculptures in the Madras Government Museum / by C. Sivaramamurti

Author:
Government Museum (Chennai, India)  Search this
Sivaramamurti, C  Search this
Government Museum (Chennai, India)  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 376 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Amaravati
Amaravati (India)
Date:
1956
1956 :
Topic:
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Buddhist relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture), Indic  Search this
Stūpas  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
730.54 .M21
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863670

Amaravati : Buddhist sculpture from the Great Stūpa / Robert Knox

Author:
British Museum  Search this
Knox, Robert  Search this
Subject:
British Museum Department of Oriental Antiquities (1937- )  Search this
Physical description:
247 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
India
Amaravati
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Indic  Search this
Buddhist gods in art  Search this
Call number:
NB1912.B83 B75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880910

The sculptural art of Amarāvatī / Jyoti Rohilla Rana

Author:
Rāṇā, Jyoti Rohillā  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 282 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm
Type:
Texts
Place:
India
Amaravati
Amaravati (India)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Indic  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004753

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