Engraved woodblock of the "Parsee Towers of Silence (interior)"

Description
This engraved woodblock of the “Parsee Towers of Silence (interior).” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 3 on page 104 in an article by H.C. Yarrow (1871-1876) entitled “Mortuary Customs of North American Indians” in the First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1879-80. Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) engraved the image.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1881
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
author
Yarrow, Harry Crecy
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 18.2 cm x 11.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 7 3/16 in x 4 9/16 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1980.0219.1356
catalog number
1980.0219.1356
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Art
Communications
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
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Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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