Musical instruments belonging to H.E. [the Raja of Pudukkottai.]
Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of musical instruments belonging to H.E. the Raja of Pudukkottai from the 'Photographic Views of Poodoocottah' (Madras, 1858) collection, taken by Linnaeus Tripe in 1858. Puddukkottai is situated about 58 km from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu and was ruled by the Tondaiman family. This collection of musical instruments grouped on a table includes various types of strings, wind instruments and drums that belonged to the Raja.