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The interior of the tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq

The interior of the tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4835

Item number: 4835

Length: 36.8

Width: 42.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the tomb of Ghiyath-ud-din Tughlaq from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Delhi to Tughlikabad Vol. VII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

Idealised view of the interior of the tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq (r.1320-1325), with the the three graves of the builder, his wife, and his son and successor Muhammad ibn Tughluq ('reg.'1325-51). The architectural shape of the mausoleum is an irregular pentagon with a battlemented wall. The tomb is located in Tughluqabad east of the Qutub Minar in southern Delhi. Inscribed below: 'Enterior of the Tomb.'

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