Ceylon / Sri Lanka. A cdv sized portrait of a Kandyan nobleman


A good photographic portrait, 3½ x 2¼ ins, of the size used on a carte de visite but in this case pasted to a piece of card with newsprint to the back, probably cut from an old scrap album.The bust kebgth portrait, circa 1870, shows a Kandyn aristocrat in typical dress with the distinctive embroidered hat. This type of headdress was characteristically worn by the ruling class of the old kingdom of Kandyk in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. may3/1

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