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The sandal wood gates of Somnauth

Image ID: 95051

The sandal wood gates of Somnauth ([1843])

Image Details

Image Title

:  The sandal wood gates of Somnauth


: Haghe, Charles, d. 1888 -- Lithographer

Additional Name(s)

: Hart, Lockyer Willis -- Author
Atkinson, James, 1780-1852 -- Author

Alternate Source Title

: Character and costumes of Afghanistan.

Created Date

: [1843]


: Lithographs -- Color

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 35.5 x 27.5 cm. on mount 55 x 45 cm.




: [from the description of plates] "The door, said to be made of sandal wood, and to be that brought by Mahmood from the Hindoo Temple of Somnath in Kattywar, when he sacked and desecrated that shrine, is in pannels, carved and well joined."


: Character & costumes of Afghaunistan

Source Description

: 2 p., [26] leaves of plates : chiefly col. ill. ; 57 cm.


: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Art and Architecture Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

Catalog Call Number

: MMR+++ 89-28239

Digital ID

: 95051

Record ID

: 113786

Digital Item Published

: 2-3-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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