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Tombs at the small Golden Mosque.

Tombs at the small Golden Mosque.

Artist: Creighton, Henry (c.1767 - 1807)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: W3481(14)

Item number: 348114

Length: 10.4

Width: 15.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

In 1787 a visitor to Gaur, Reuben Burrow, described the ruins in a journal deposited in the library of the East India Company, 'these tombs were, not long ago, in perfect order, and were held in a manner sacred, till they were torn to pieces for the sake of the stone.' This aquatint shows two Muslim tombs each comprising several black basalt carved tiers on which a cenotaph sits at the top. They were located outside the Chota Sona Masjid or Small Golden Mosque in the Rajshahi District of modern-day Bangladesh.

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