« PreviousContinue »
JOHN ANDERSON, M.D., EDIN.
Superintendent of the Indian Museum;
Fellow of the Linnean Society;
Fellow of Calcutta University ;
Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland;
and Ethnological Society of Italy; &c., &c.
Buddhist, Jain, Brahmanical, and Muhammadan Sculptures : Metal Weapons, objects
from Tumuli, &c.
In the preface to the first part of this Catalogue it was stated that the finds' from the cromlechs (tumuli) of Southern India were exhibited in the Gupta gallery. With reference to this, it has now to be explained that this arrangement has not been adhered to, as the space available in this gallery was not sufficient for the purpose. The objects in question have, therefore, now been placed in the Inscription gallery, the room which likewise contains nearly all the more important inscriptions belonging to the Museum.
I have again to thank Dr. Mitra for the assistance he has given me by translating several short inscriptions, and also Babu Pratapa Chandra Ghosha for similar help.
My thanks are also due to Mr. F. R. Mallet for having made analyses of various metallic objects; and also to Professor C. J. H. Warden for the quantitative analyses of a number of similar objects specially detailed in Appendix D.
Mr. H. B. Medlicott has been so good as to determine various rocks out of which many of the ancient sculptures in the Museum are carved, and the results of his identifications are given in Appendix E.