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Village Bengali des bords du Gange. Novembre 1841

Village Bengali des bords du Gange. Novembre 1841

Lithographer: Rudder, L.H. de (1807-1881)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: P976

Item number: 976

Length: 35.5

Width: 53.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Lithograph of a Bengali village on the banks of the Ganges by L.H. de Rudder (1807-1881) after an original drawing of November 1841 by Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov and published in Paris in 1848.

The Ganges is the principal river of India and the most sacred river in Hinduism. The source of the Ganges lies at 13,000 feet above sea level, in the forty-kilometer long Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas. From here the Ganges flows through the Northern plains of India, including pilgrimage sites such a Varanasi (Benares), and drains into the Bay of Bengal.

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