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A cavern on the summit of Mt. Jetting, Rameswaram. December 1800

A cavern on the summit of Mt. Jetting, Rameswaram. December 1800

Artist: MacKenzie, Colin (1754-1821)

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: WD571

Item number: 571

Length: 14.3

Width: 32.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of a cavern on the summit of Mt. Jetting, Rameswaram by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821) dated December 1800. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'A Cavern on the Summit of the Mountain of Jetting - Rameswar. Remarkable for being the Secret Retreat of a Celebrated Hindoo Prince while under Persecution of his Enemies. Sketched December 1800'.

Ramesvaram, situated in Tamil Nadu, is a well-known pilgrim centre believed to be where Rama worshipped Siva and connected with the epic Ramayana.

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