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A display of various instruments of torture.

Image ID: 814261

A display of various instruments of torture. (1899)

Image Details

Image Title

:  A display of various instruments of torture.


: Landor, Arnold Henry Savage, 1865-1924 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1899

Depicted Date

: 1897

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 22 x 14 cm. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)


: Printed on border: "By the Pombo's tent stood in a row the most villanous brutes I have ever set eyes upon. One, a powerful, repulsive individual, held in his hand a great knobbed mallet used for fracturing bones; another carried a bow and arrows; a third held a big two-handed sword; while others made a display of various ghastly instruments of torture." Written on border: "Landor expedition, 1897, Tibet" Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From In the forbidden land : an account of a journey into Tibet : capture by the Tibetan Lamas and soldiers, imprisonment, torture and ultimate release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal. (New York : Harper, 1899) Landor, Arnold Henry Savage (1865-1924), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Punishments

Source Description

: 2 folders (76 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 814261

Record ID

: 712980

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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