Digital Rare Book:
Imperial India - An artist's journals
Illustrated by numerous sketches taken at the courts of the principal chiefs in India
By Val C. Prinsep, A.R.A.
Published by Chapman and Hall, London - 1879
Photograph showing a processional frieze carved in relief on a wall of the Hazara Rama (Ramchandra) Temple, at Vijayanagara in Karnataka, taken by Andrew Charles Brisbane Neill in c.1856, from 'Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore'. Vijayanagara, the City of...
Gold coin - Gandabherunda with elephant in each of its beaks and another two elephants underfoot.
Date : 1530-1542
Minted in: Vijayanagara
Weight: 1.57 grammes Diameter: 10 millimetres
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...
Stone temple car in the Vitthala Temple, Vijayanagara - 1856
Photograph of the Vitthala Temple at Vijayanagara in Karnataka, taken in about 1856 by Andrew Charles Brisbane Neill. Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, was the seat of a powerful Hindu kingdom in Southern India from 1336 to 1565. The ...
A howdah decorated with the fish of Oudh, lion and antelope - ca.1840
This furniture, like much of the furniture designed for the nawabs and kings of Oudh, was strongly influenced by the designs of Robert Home (1752-1834), who worked as a retained court-artist to Ghazi ud-Din ...
Digital Rare Book:
A Brief Sketch of Travancore, the Model State of India: The Country, Its People and Its Progress under the Maharajah
By S.Ramanath Aiyer
Published by Western Star Press, Trevandrum - 1903
Jhansi Fort - 1882.
Photograph of the Fort of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Scenes and Sculptures of Central India, Photographed by Lala Deen Diyal, Indore.', taken by Deen Dayal in 1882. The fort of Jhansi was built under the rule of Raja Bir Singh Deo (1605-27) of O...