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The tomb of Shaikh Ibrahim Chishti (d. 1543) at the Nadan Mahal, Lucknow

The tomb of Shaikh Ibrahim Chishti (d. 1543) at the Nadan Mahal, Lucknow

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: Add.Or.3216

Item number: 3216

Length: 50

Width: 59.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the tomb of Shaikh Ibrahim Chishti (d. 1543) in Lucknow from the Hyde collection, by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style and is dated to 1790-1800. Inscribed on the back in ink: 'Niran Mahl near Lucknow and Mosque built in the time of the Emperor Ackbar.'

Lucknow is the state capital of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Although Lucknow had been part of the Mughal Empire from the 16th century, by the late 18th century the Muslim Nawabs of Avadh had made the city their capital. This is a view of the tomb of Shaikh Ibrahim Chishti, drawn with a portion of the Nadan Mahal on the left. The Nadan Mahal is the the tomb of Shaikh 'Abd al-Rahim.

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