BARRETT, Douglas

BARRETT, Douglas. 1917 — 1992. British Art Historian of India. Studies at Oxford. In 1939-46 Major in British Artillery. From 1947 in British Museum, first working with Islamic art. Now also studied Arabic and Persian at S.O.A.S. He developed an interest in Indian art and became its Curator, then in…

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SILVERSTONE, Marilyn

SILVERSTONE, Marilyn (Bhikshuni Ngawang Chödrön). London 9.3.1929 — near Kathmandu 28.9.1999. U.S. Photojournalist and Buddhist Nun. Daughter of Murray Silverstone, a film director and the son of Polish immigrant to the U.S.A., for a while working in London. Grew up in Scarsdale NY, graduated from Wellesley College. From 1955 worked…

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SELIGMANN, Brenda Zara

SELIGMANN, Brenda Zara (née Salaman). 1883 — 1965. British Anthropologist. Daughter of Myer and Sarah Salaman, studied pre-medical biology at Bedford College in London. Married 1907 —> Charles Gabriel S., with whom she then collaborated, but also became known as independent scholar. Together with her husband she acquired large collection…

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SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold

SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold. Hörde near Dortmund 16.2.1868 — Fribourg 10.2.1953. Father. Famous German Anthropologist and Linguist in Austria and Switzerland. From 1883 educated in the Netherlands, in 1890 joined S.V.D., 1892 ordained priest. In 1893-95 studied theology and Oriental languages at Berlin and Vienna. From 1895 taught ethnology and…

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RAWSON, Philip Stanley

RAWSON, Philip Stanley. Middlesborough 13.1.1924 — 6.11.1995. British Artist and Art Historian. Son of Stanley Walter Rawson ja Phyllis Adeline Bargate. Studies at Oxford and Courtauld Institute, also Sanskrit and Indian art at S.O.A.S. Dean of School of Art and Design, Uni­ver­sity of London. Also taught painting, sculpture and ceramics…

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POTT, Pieter Hendrik

POTT, Pieter Hendrik. Groningen 3.10.1918 — Driebergen 29.7.1989. Dutch Archaeologist, Indologist, Tibetologist and South-East Asian Scholar. In 1938-46 studies of Indonesian languages at Utrecht (with interruptions caused by war) intending to serve in colonial administration. Ph.D. 1946 Leiden (under Bosch). In 1945-60 conservator (part-time) of the Kern Institute and in…

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PIGGOTT, Stuart

PIGGOTT, Stuart. Petersfield, Hampshire 28.5.1910 — 23.9.1996. British Archaeologist. After Churcher’s College worked from 1927 at Reading Museum, where he learned Neolithic pottery and soon evolved an archaeologist. Excavated several Wessex sites. Formal diplom only 1936 from London Institute of Archaeology (Wheeler). During the war worked as an air photo…

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PIČIKJAN, Igor Rubenovič

PIČIKJAN, Igor Rubenovič. Tbilisi 3.7.1940 — Berlin 24.7.1997. Russian Archaeologist of Central Asia. After studies in Moscow worked in northern Black Sea area and Moscow museums. From 1977 naučnyj sotrudnik of Soviet Academy and Field Director of Archaeology in Tadjikistan in Soviet times. Excavations at Takht-i Sangin in southern Tadjikistan…

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PEPPE, William Claxton

PEPPE, William Claxton. Birdpur, India 1.2.1852 — Welshpool, Montgomeryshire 1937. British Engineer in India, interested in Archaeology. Son of —> William P., studied engineering in Aberdeen. He ingerited the indigo estate of Birdwood in Piprahwa (in U.P. close to Nepalese border), where he conducted excavations and in January 1898 found…

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PEPPE, Thomas Frazer

PEPPE, Thomas Frazer. 1833 — Ranchi, India 4.6.1907. British Civil Servant in India, interested in Archaeology and Photography. Son of George Peppe (as he died 1837, the birth year 1844 is impossible), brother of —> William Peppe. In 1865 served in Bengal Opium Department, in 1870 photographed the ruins in…

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