STÖNNER, Heinrich

STÖNNER, Albert Heinrich. Bremen 30.5.1872 — 13.12.1931. German Indologist. Educated in Bremen. Studied first two years chemistry at Marburg and one year at Halle, then 5 years Indology at Berlin (Geldner, Weber, Sieg) and in 1901 at Halle (Pischel). Ph.D. 1901 Halle. From 1901 worked in Berlin Museum, concentrating on Central Asian fragments. In 1907 visited Thailand and became interested in South-East Asian studies. In 1925-31 dretor (Kustos with Professor’s title) on the Indian Department in Museum für Völkerkunde.

Publications: Diss. Das Mantra-Brāhmaṇa. 1. Prapāṭhaka. Sanskrit und deutsch, mit Auszügen von Kommentaren. 35+53 p. Gütersloh 1901.

– “Zentralasiatische Sanskrittexte in Brāhmīschrift aus Idikutšari. 1. Dharma­śarīra­sūtra”, SBeAW 1904:2, 1282-1290; “id. 2. Śikṣāsamuccaya”, ibid. 1310-1313.

– “Ein brahmanisches Weltsystem”, Baessler-Archiv 1, 1911, 119-134.

Catalogue des sculptures cames et khmères du Musée royal d’ethnographie à Berlin. B. 1912.

With A. Grünwedel & K. Döhring: Buddhistische Tempelanlagen in Siam / Thailand. 1-2. Der indische Kulturkreis in Einzeldarstellungen. B. 1916-20.

– “Erklärung des Nashornreiters auf den Reliefs von Angkor-Vat”, ArtAs 1, 1925, 128-130; reviews in OLZ in the 1920s, in ArtAs still 1930.

Sources: Lebenslauf in diss.; dates in ZDMG 1932; stray notes in Internet (on South-East Asian publications); *E. Waldschmidt, Berliner Museen 53, 1932, 13.

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