Handbook to the Jeypore Museum

Handbook to the Jeypore Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...fluted vase, with a high cover, which is carved with figures representing the Goddess of Fortune (Lakshmi or Shri), supported by elephants, who shower flowers upon her with their trunks. Pillar Frames No. 164; These frames contain an interesting series of photographs of wood'carving in Gujerat. Most of the old houses in Ahmedabad, and other large towns in that province, were enriched with magnificent wood carving. There is some doubt whether this beautiful art will flourish as much in the future as formerly. Some of the doors are remarkably fine. Mr. De Forest, a New York artist, is the main supporter of a most important wood-carving company at Ahmedabad, so, perhaps, we may hope that, as applied to the ornamentation of furniture, the art will yet flourish. Nos. 4822 to 4829 are examples of book binding from Ulwar, the only place in India in which this beautiful art is carried on to some degree of perfection. It is deteriorating in the hands of the descendants of the original artist. For further information the July number of the Journal of Indian Art and Industry for 1893 should be consulted. Case No. 165. Carving on ivory dates from even prehistoric times, as specimens have been found in the cave-dwellings of the people who lived when the reindeer and mammoth inhabited Southern Europe (South Kensington Handbook). Examples are found in Egyptian tombs, and amongst the remains of old Assyrian palaces, while others have come down from. Roman and Greek tim-s. The history of Roman and mediaeval ivory carving is well illustrated by a series of reproductions by the Arundel Society, which will be found in the long case (No. i66at the west end of this centre room. Some of the originals are very celebrated, as for example, Nos. 5076 and 5077. Two...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594177
  • 9781236594174