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A canopied wagon (top left), A canopied & curtained litter (bottom left), A carriage without a cover (top right), A rath (bottom right)

A canopied wagon (top left), A canopied & curtained litter (bottom left), A carriage without a cover (top right),  A rath (bottom right)

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 56v-57

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

[A carriage with an ‘amari or canopied seat drawn by bullocks.]
Umbaree Tangah or covered conveyance used by the Rajah of Bhurtpore.
[A nalki or covered sedan chair on bamboo poles borne on the bearers’ shoulders.]
Nalkee or Covered Sedan for the Queen or Ladies of First Rank.
[An open carriage or tanga drawn by two horses.]
A Tangah or conveyance without cover also used by the Rajah of Bhurtpore.
[A rath or cart with a curtained ‘amari drawn by bullocks.]
A Ruth or Covered Vehicle for Ladies of Rank.

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