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Elephanta Island, Bombay

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 51.435 cm x 31.115 cm
image: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
albumen print
Place made:
India: State of Mahārāshtra, Elephanta Island
Date made:
late 19th century
Subject:
Buddhism  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0203.0081
Accession number:
2012.0203
Catalog number:
2012.0203.0081
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Religion
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cf6e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1823474

Frank Frick photograph collection relating to India

Collector:
Frick, Frank, 1828-  Search this
Names:
Magyar Állami Operaház  Search this
Publisher:
Stengel & Markert  Search this
Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Calderoni Es Tarsa  Search this
Deen Dayal, Raja, 1844-1905  Search this
Extent:
150 Prints (albumen)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Bengali (South Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Sānchi (India)
Budapest (Hungary)
Darjeeling (India : District)
Agra (India)
India
Ellora Caves (India)
Abu (India)
Udaipur (India : District)
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Kanpur (India)
Āmer (India)
Chittaurgarh (India)
Elephanta Island (India)
Jaipur (India)
Ajanta Caves (India)
Hyderabad (India : District)
Delhi (India)
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India)
Date:
circa 1896-1897
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs in albums made by Frank Frick documenting architecture, people, agriculture, and scenery in India. Photographs are annotated with descriptions and dates that apparently relate to Frickʹs visits. Some photographs were made by Raja Deen Dayal (also known as Lala Deen Dayal) and Samuel Bourne. The collection also includes one loose photograph of the Budapest Opera House, published by Stengel & Markert in Dresden and possibly photographed by the Calderoni Es Tarsa studio.
Biographical/Historical note:
The collector has not been identified wth certainty, but was probably Frank Frick (1828-1910), a merchant from Baltimore, Maryland. Frick was a patron of the arts who, during the last years of his life, traveled in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-44
General note:
Information on photographers taken from Clark Worswick, a curator and historian of photography.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Raja Deen Dayal can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Addititional photographs of India by Samuel Bourne can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 161.
Additional photographs of India by Bourne can be found in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in A2006.02, 1998.07, A2001.5, A1999.8, and A2002.09.
Records of Frank Frick's patronage of the arts in Baltimore can be found in the Archives of American Art in the Peabody Gallery of Art records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photograph albums
Citation:
Photo lot 82-44, Frank Frick photograph collection relating to India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-44

Elephanta / George Michell ; photography, Bharath Ramamrutham

Author:
Michell, George  Search this
Ramamrutham, Bharath  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Art
Place:
India
Elephanta Island
Elephanta Island (India)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Siva (Hindu deity)  Search this
Hindu sculpture  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Cave architecture  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
NB1007.E43 M53 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_855913

Elephanta : the cave of Shiva / Carmel Berkson, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, George Michell

Author:
Berkson, Carmel 1924-  Search this
Doniger, Wendy  Search this
Michell, George  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 48 p. (75) p. of plates. ; 27 cm
Type:
Art
Place:
India
Elephanta Island
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Siva (Hindu deity)  Search this
Hindu sculpture  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Call number:
730.54 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858715

The presence of Ŝiva

Author:
Kramrisch, Stella 1898-1993  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 514 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Ellora Caves (India)
Elephanta Island (India)
Date:
1981
Topic:
Siva (Hindu deity)  Search this
Hindu sculpture  Search this
Indian sculpture  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Call number:
730.54 .K81
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_864373

The iconography and ritual of Śiva at Elephanta / Charles Dillard Collins

Author:
Collins, Charles Dillard 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 331 p. : ill., map, plans ; 24 cm
Type:
Art
Place:
India
Elephanta Island
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Hindu sculpture  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Siva (Hindu deity)  Search this
Siva (Hindu deity)--Cult  Search this
Śaivism in art  Search this
Call number:
NB1007.E43 C64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_872169

Elephanta caves (Gharapuri) : a pictorial guide / Pramod Chandra

Author:
Chandra, Pramod  Search this
Bhulbhai Memorial Institute, Bombay  Search this
Physical description:
10 p., xxix, [2] p. of plates. (1 folded) : ill., 1 plan ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Elephanta Island
Elephanta Island (India)
Date:
1968
1960
Topic:
Cave temples  Search this
Hindu sculpture  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DS485.E37 C52 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_888371

A guide to Elephanta, by Dr. Hirananda Sastri ..

Author:
Sastri, Hiranand  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 70 p. XIX pl. (incl. fold. map, fold. plan) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Elephanta Island (India)
Date:
1934
Call number:
DS491.E4 S35
DS491.E4S35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119643

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