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A temple at Sheoganga in the Salt Range (Punjab). March 1860

A temple at Sheoganga in the Salt Range (Punjab). March 1860

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: WD1045

Item number: 1045

Length: 17.3

Width: 25.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of a temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan, by Sir Henry Yule, dated March 1860. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'Ancient Buddhist portion of a Temple at Sheogunga in the Salt Range. March 1860.'

Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) served with the Bengal Engineers in India from 1840 to 1862. From 1845 to 1849 he worked in the North West Provinces restoring and developing the old Mughal irrigation system. Work on this project was interrupted by the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars (1845-6 and 1848-9) in which he participated. Sir Henry Yule is remembered for his work on the 'Hobson-Jobson' (London, 1886), a glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases, as well as other works on the history and geography of Asia. The Salt Range consists of a range hills and low mountains situated in the valleys between the Indus and Jhelum rivers. They are made of rock salt from one of the richest salt fields in the world. The temple pictured here is one of many that is situated along the salt range.

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