Dr. Frances W. Pritchett
Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian,
and African Studies 

401 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd St.
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
email:  <fp7@columbia.edu>
departmental phone:  212-854-2556
 
 
 
 

"Beneath a large sunburst medallion, a triumphant four-armed goddess stands over a decapitated buffalo... while her other hand holds the wretched demon Mahisha. An incongruously small lion attacks the buffalo's rear."
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=P.S.35, Staten Island, New York
=Pulaski Heights Junior High, Little Rock, Arkansas
=Hall High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
=Harvard College, B.A. in Philosophy and English, cum laude in General Studies, 1969
=Michael Clark Rockefeller Memorial Fellowship, Harvard, 1969-70
=University of California at Berkeley, M.A. in South Asian Studies, 1973
=Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, Lahore, 1979-80
=University of Chicago, Ph.D. (with distinction) in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, 1981
=Visiting Assistant Professor (Hindi), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1980-81
=Visiting Assistant Professor (Urdu), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1981-82
=Columbia University, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, 1982-2013
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"Art of India --  Metal Work, Embroidery, Weaving and Painting
Artistically employed, especially in goldsmiths' work, was the so-called "email champlevé". The parts intended to be enamelled on the metal, were deepened with the burin, narrow rims being left to separate the several compartments. The further process is nearly the same as, so called, "email cloisonné". - A brilliant specimen of that work may be seen in Fig- 4, representing an ancus (instrument used to drive and train elephants). We often meet with illumination in India, betraying however Persian influence and applied to old royal edicts, documents and other manuscripts of religious and poetical contents.
Legend:
Fig. 1. Ancus in chiselled iron.
2 and 3. Pendants and button embossed in gold and chiselled.
4. Ancus, enamelled and adorned with jewels.
5-9. Decorations from enamelled arms.
10. State parasol with rich gold embroidery.
11-13. Embroidered fans.
14. Covering for the foot, woven in gold and embroidered in silk and pearls.
15. Embroidered table-cover.
16. Border from a saddle-cloth.
17. Embroidery on black stuff.
18. Border from an embroidered velvet-carpet.
19-22. Flowers from silk embroidery.
23. Woven shawl.
24. Border from woven stuff.
25 and 26. Patterns from silk and gold-weavings.
27. Lacquer-painting.
28. Portion of a book-cover in lacquer-painting.
29 and 30. From illuminated manuscripts."

color lithograph, 1880's, Racinet? (from ebay)


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