Milestone on the road near Agra, Uttar Pradesh, c. 20 January 1789
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing by Thomas Daniell of the milestone on the road near Agra in the Uttar Pradesh, dated c.20 January 1789. Inscribed on front in pencil: '15'; on back in pencil: 'Koss-Stone on the Road near Agra'; in ink: '7'.
The Mughal emperors built many roads and during the 17th-century numerous milestones of this type, called kos minar, were erected around Delhi every two miles along the Grand Trunk Road, a great continental highway linking the plains of Bengal with the Punjab and the North-West Frontier.