About this object

A framed photograph, taken by Johnston and Hoffman of the interior of the Sikkim delegation's reception tent used during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. The tent is decorated with applique motifs in a Tibetan style. The interior is lavishly decorated with tiger skin rugs, Tibetan carpets, a large wooden altar with ritual objects, thangka, ceiling banners, European style chairs and at least two cham dance costumes complete with masks.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Photography
  • Culture
    Sikkimese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Delhi
  • Date made
    1911
  • Materials
    Glass; Gilt Metal; Pigment; Paper Plant; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Delhi
  • Date collected
    1911
  • Measurements
    430 mm x 462 mm x 15 mm; 16 15/16 in x 18 3/16 in x 9/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: See article, Emma Martin. "Sidkyong Tulku and the making of Sikkim for the 1911 Delhi Durbar", Bulletin of Tibetology, 48, no 1, 2012.
    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector); Sidkyong Tulku (tent designer)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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