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f.5b Muslim tomb, Rauza. 'Nizam Alee-Shah-Bhyheree. Septr 21.'

f.5b   Muslim tomb, Rauza.  'Nizam Alee-Shah-Bhyheree. Septr 21.'

Artist: unknown

Medium: Wash

Date: 1849

Shelfmark: WD1619

Item number: 5b

Length: 16.3

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

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Wash drawing of the tomb of Nizam Shah Bhairi at Rauza by an anonymous artist dated 21st September (probably 1849). This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly to Ellora, Rauza, Daulatabad, Aurangabad and Ajanta between September and November 1849. A few sketches were made later, e.g. 1853.

Rauza or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’ is an old walled town in Maharashtra famous for its onion-domed tombs. The town is of religious significance to Muslims as the Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned 1658-1707) is interred here, together with other members of his dynasty and several Muslim saints. The tomb of Nizam Shah Bhairi, situated to the north of the town, was later converted by the British into a bungalow.

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