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'My camp opposite Mhaiswar 1841'

'My camp opposite Mhaiswar 1841'

Artist: Abbott, Sir James (1807-1896)

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1841

Shelfmark: WD3446

Item number: 3446

Length: 34

Width: 53

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and ink drawing of Maheshwar across the river by Sir James Abbott (1807-1896) in 1841.

Maheshwar, situated on the north bank of the Narmada, has been identified as Mahishmati, the ancient capital of King Kartivirarjun, a spectacular temple city mentioned in the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics. The Holkar Queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore (died 1795) was responsible for revitalizing the city by building a temple and fort complex here. The fort is situated on an isolated hill next to the city.

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