Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian,
and African Studies
401 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd St.
New York, NY 10027
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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.
color lithograph, 1880's, Racinet? (from ebay)
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