Execution by an eliphant.

Material Information

Execution by an eliphant.
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Execution by an elephant
Knox, Robert, 1640?-1720
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
H31.9 x W21 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Elephants ( lcsh )
Trampling ( lcsh )
ஆப்பிரிக்கா -- இலங்கை
අප්රිකාව -- ශ්රී ලංකා
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Sri Lanka
7.75 x 80.75


Robert Knox sailed aboard the English East India Company ship Ann captained by his father, Robert Knox Sr. Returning from Fort St George (Madras), a storm stranded them in November 1659 near Kottiar Bay in Sri Lanka, where they were detained by King Rajasinghe II of Kandy. Knox Jr’s stay in the kingdom lasted 19 years, and he recorded his time there in this book which also gives details of the country and its inhabitants. He and a companion escaped in 1679 through Dutch territory, reaching London in September 1680. -- The book has an introduction by Robert Hooke, a founder member of the Royal Society in London. (Text by Tom Tomlinson, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 101
General Note:
From: Robert Knox. An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon, in the East-Indies: Together with an Account of the Detaining in Captivity the Author and divers other Englishmen now Living there, and of the Author’s Miraculous Escape
General Note:
Page 22 of ED.68.16/54355

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
ED.68.16 /54355 ( soas shelf mark )