Carved stone monument (Image number F.004, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)

Material Information

Carved stone monument (Image number F.004, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)
Series Title:
J.P. Mills Photographic Collection
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960.
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
Publication Date:
B&W photographic print 9.5x7 cm ( medium )


Subjects / Keywords:
Monuments ( lcsh )
Sacred stones ( lcsh )
एशिया -- भारत -- नगालैंड -- दीमापुर जिला -- दीमापुर
এশিয়া -- ভারত -- নাগাল্যান্ড
Bodo Kachari ( ethnicity )
Dimasa Kachari ( ethnicity )
Kachari ( ethnicity )
बोड़ो कछारी ( ethnicity )
ডিমাছা कछारी ( ethnicity )
कछारी ( ethnicity )
বড়ো জনগোষ্ঠী ( ethnicity )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Nagaland -- Dimapur District -- Dimapur
25.91174 x 93.7217


Dimapur was the former capital of the Kachari kings which flourished here until the fifteenth century. The two huge carved stone monuments, one male and one female, are elaborately carved. They are examples of the many stone monuments in the area which probably commemorate sacrifcial feasts and fertility rites and have direct parallels with the Naga Feasts of Merit. ( en )
General Note:
Date of photograph: [1920-1925]
General Note:
Copyright held by the Estate of J.P. Mills. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Geraldine Hobson.
General Note:
This item may be used under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC)
General Note:
This photograph is part of album F. This Album contains a few, undated enlargements which were probably taken in the early 1920s. Some of them are views which have been identified by Dr. Ashiho A. Mao and Dr. Tom Norman.
General Note:
Originally collected in Album F of the "J.P. Mills Photographic Collection". (Held in the SOAS, University of London, Archives and Special Collections.)
General Note:
Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909- . The Naked Nagas. London : Methuen & Co., Ltd. [1939]. (LCCN: 40014642)
General Note:
VIAF ID: 2475026 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine
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Ethnologue reference:

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Image: © 1925, The Estate of J.P. Mills. Text: © 1996, Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/F/04 ( calm reference )