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TREE AND SERPENT WORSHIP SECOND EDITION

Lot No
20
Description
By James Fergusson
Lithographers : W. Griggs
Publisher : H. Allen and Co., 13, Waterloo
Place Location : London
Year : 1873
Number of Plates : 101
Wood Engravings : 31
Plates division:
Frontispiece: Elevation of Northern Gateway.
Sanchi : 45 Plates
Amravati : 55 Plates
Estimate
Rs. 60,000 - 80,000

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Original two toned hard-grained green cover and red spine. An embossed serpent motif on the green cover. The title and author name along the spine in gold. Marbled end papers. The book contains illustrations of mythology and art in India in the first and fourth centuries after Christ, including the sculptures of the Buddhist topes at Sanchi and Amaravati.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.