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Principale rue de Lucknow. Capitale du Royaume d'Aoude. [Janvier 1842. Lucknow noblemen on elephants passing the Hussainabad Imambara.]

Principale rue de Lucknow.  Capitale du Royaume d'Aoude.  [Janvier 1842.    Lucknow noblemen on elephants passing the Hussainabad Imambara.]

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

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: P977

Item number: 977

Length: 48.7

Width: 68.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Lithograph of the main road in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, then capital of the Kingdom of Avadh, with noblemen on elephants passing the Husainabad Imambara by L.H. de Rudder (1807-1881) after an original drawing of January 1842 by Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov and published in Paris in 1848. Imambaras were built as places to celebrate the festival of Muharram, which commemorates the three imams Ali, Hasan, and Hussein. The Husainabad Imambara or Chhota Imambara, was constructed during the reign of Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah of Avadh (r.1837-1842). The complex, consisting of a forecourt and a main court, is rectangular and can be entered through four impressive gateways on each side. The imambara is located within the main court and has a mosque on one side and a Taj-replica tomb on the other.

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