Plan and section of tanks at Bander and Ammao
Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Pen and ink drawing with watercolour of the plans and the sections of the tanks at Bander and Ammao in Rajasthan, by Frederick Charles Maisey, c. 1847-1854. Inscribed: 'Miscellaneous Series Plate.5' Fig. 1&2. Plan and section of a tank at Bander. Fig. 3&4. Plan and section of a tank at Ammao.
In the 'Descriptive list of drawings of Captain Maisey' Maisey described Bander by stating: "Bhander or Bandher is a small town between Datya and Sampthar, about 25 miles from Jhansi. It possesses few or no remains of any antiquity, though said to have been once inhabited by a royal race. From the number of mosques and tombs here, it is evident that the Muhammadans have long been influential, which will explain the scarcity of Hindu remains…[There is]...a tank called “Ghar ke Tal”; in its dry bed is a small cistern of masonry reached by steps; it is called a Baoli and, though apparently quite modern, is of course attributed to the era of Yuvanadeva (vide Plate 5 figs 1.2)". Maisey then described Ammao by saying: "This is a village between Saleya and Alampur, to which I sent my tents in consequence of having heard that a Temple and Baoli where to be seen there, which were attributed to Malkhan. The Baoli is modern with the exception of a few feet just above the water line: having nothing else to do I made a plan and section of it, which will serve to show the style of these useful works (vide Plate 5. figs. 3.4)".