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Cham Kutta [Chamkatti], a small mosque.

Cham Kutta [Chamkatti], a small mosque.

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: W3481(15)

Item number: 348115

Length: 10.4

Width: 15.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Coloured aquatint from painting by Henry Creighton, engraved by Thomas Metland, and dated to 1817. The Chamkati Mosque is one of the earliest structures at Gaur, erected in 1478, as revealed by its inscription preserved in the British Museum. It was built by Sultan Yusuf Shah, a sultan of Bengal. Creighton described it as 'a small dilapidated building with a single dome and a vaulted verandah to the east'. Vestiges of a glazed tile and terracotta relief remain. Gaur was the capital of the sultanate of Bengal following its move from the nearby city of Pandua in the mid-fifteenth century.

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