cave inscription (five characters)

cave inscription (five characters)

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Description (Brief)
This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, Volume IX, The Races of Men: and their Geographical Distribution," 1848, Chapter 25, "Antiquities and Introduced Animals and Plants of the Hindoostan," page 353, heiroglyphics. The image was drawn and engraved by unknown artists. It was originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Block
block, printing
Object Type
relief
block printing
Wood Engraving
Date made
1845
1848
Associated Name
Wilkes, Charles
engraver
unknown
illustrator
unknown
printer
Sherman, C.
collaborator
Wilkes, Charles
author
Pickering, Charles
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1999.0145.281
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.281
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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