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The rocky outcrop known as Pirpahar: a Muslim shrine and tomb on it, in an otherwise flat plain

The rocky outcrop known as Pirpahar: a Muslim shrine and tomb on it, in an otherwise flat plain

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4904

Item number: 4904

Length: 22.7

Width: 34.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the landscape at Pirpahar from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. 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 expedition to Bengal in 1817 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.

View of the rocky outcrop known as Pirpahar: a Muslim shrine and tomb on it, in an otherwise flat plain. Pirpahar, illustrated here, is located north of Rajmahal.

Inscribed below in pencil in a contemporary hand: 'Peer Phahar near Siceligully.'

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