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Image of the Snake King, at the fountain of the Amjar

Image of the Snake King, at the fountain of the Amjar

Etcher: Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857)

Medium: Etching

Date: 1832

Shelfmark: W421/2(11)

Item number: plate 11

Length: 30.5

Width: 21.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Engraving of the image of the Snake King at the fountain of the Amjar by Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857) after Patrick Young Waugh (1788-1829) plate 11 of the 'Annals and antiquities of Rajast'han or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India' published in London in 1832.

Bhanpura is situated in the Mandsaur district and get its name from King Bhaman. Tod narrated, 'I went to visit Takaji-ca-coond, or 'fountain of the snake-king'...on a small platform are two shrines; one containing the statue of takshac, the 'snake-king'...The coond, or fountain, at the southern extremity of the abyss is...termed a' thag, or unfathomable...'

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