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Miscellaneous Series Plate.1. Plan and Sections of Majkund's Cave at Dholpur (Rajputana)

Miscellaneous Series Plate.1. Plan and Sections of Majkund's Cave at Dholpur (Rajputana)

Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: WD546

Item number: 19

Length: 28.5

Width: 37

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Plan

Pen and ink drawing with watercolour of the plan and sections of Majkund's Cave at Dholpur in Rajasthan, by Frederick Charles Maisey, from an album of 60 drawings dated 1847-1854.

In the 'Descriptive List of drawings of Captain Maisey' the artist wrote: "Dholpur is chiefly celebrated for the gumpha or cell of Majkund; this is a place of pilgrimage, and the scene of a yearly Mela or fair in celebration of the death of Khaljuman… “Majkund ke Gumpha”, the cave or properly cell of Majkund, is in a small hill some distance from the City; it is a small hollow under protecting rocks, artificially built up to as to resemble a cave (Plate 1) and reached through a flat slabroofed chamber (Plate 1.a) tenanted, at the time of my visit, by two Fakirs."

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