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buddha

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Other titles
    Gilt Buddha taken by Captain C D Campbell, Indian Navy from Dragon Pagoda during capture of Rangoon, April, 1852. (descriptive name)
  • Description
    buddha - gilt (metal). Taken by Captain C D Campbell, Indian Navy from the Dragon Pagoda at the capture of Rangoon, April, 1852.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    20852.1, 1934.336, B80
  • Accession number
    1934.336
  • Accession date
    24 September 1934
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
Uncaptioned
Uncaptioned

Artefact

  • Credit
    gift of Mr D N Campbell, 1962, collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1934.336, B80, 20852.1
  • Notes
    Gilt metal Buddha Taken by Captain C D Campbell, Indian Navy from the Dragon Pagoda at the capture of Rangoon, April, 1852.
    Charles Dugald Campbell, born in London (1814) joined the Indian Navy in 1828 at the age of 14. His service included periods spent in the Middle East and in India. He received several promotions becoming a Lieutenant in 1837 and a Commander in 1847, and a Captain in 1857.
    During the second Anglo-Burmese War [Anglo-Myanmar War] he was Commander of the "Sesostris". The expedition took the squadron to the Great Dragon Pagoda in Rangoon, Where Campbell acquired several 'souvenirs', and to Prome (now known as Pyay) where he made a copy of the Buddha's footprint.
  • Event
    05 Apr 1852-20 January 1853
    Second Anglo-Myanmar war
    The Second Anglo-Myanmar War (5 April 1852 – 20 January 1853) was the second of the three wars fought between the Burmese and the British Empire during the 19th century, with the outcome of the gradual extinction of Burmese sovereignty
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1852
    1 January 1852 to 31 December 1852
  • Subject category
  • Culture
  • Production
    unknown (sculptor)
    Myanmar (Burma)
    17th Century-18th Century
    not dated
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 374mm
      (catalogue card)
      (height 374 x width across base 222 mm weight 5400g)
    • 0 - Whole width across base : 222mm
    • 0 - Whole depth (precise) : 161mm
    • 0 - Whole Weight (precise) : 5400g
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Ceremonial Artifacts (Classification)
    › Religious Objects (Sub-classification)
    › Symbol, Religious (Primary Term)
    › Figure, Religious (Secondary Term)
  • Record created
    17 April 1997

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