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Mosque on the Mug-Bazar road, Dacca

Mosque on the Mug-Bazar road, Dacca

Artist: D'Oyly, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

Medium: Etching

Date: 1827

Shelfmark: X628(8)

Item number: Plate 8

Genre: Print

In his accompanying text to Charles D'Oyly's 'Antiquities of Dacca', James Atkinson wrote: "Another Mosque, shewn in our engraving with the Begum Bazar Gateway at a short distance beyond, is of a more recent erection. It stands close to the Burigunga River. Its enriched architrave and slender minarets are tastefully contrasted by broad masses of plain character and simple forms. The large fragments of ruin which strew the foreground and of which some have fallen into the river, are the remains of a more ancient, but unrecorded temple."

Although the mosque corresponds to this description, there is no sign of the Begum Bazar gateway, a part of the original drawing which may have been omitted by the engraver. The Mugs were some of the hill tribes from the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

This etching was adapted from D'Oyly's plate 8.

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