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Musoleum of Sultan Purveiz, near Allahabad

Musoleum of Sultan Purveiz, near Allahabad

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: P932

Item number: plate 22

Length: 43.2

Width: 59.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 22 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The Daniells wrote, 'The remains of Sultan Purveiz, the son of the Emperor Jehangire, were here deposited about the year 1626.' The identification of the tomb is actually uncertain and it is now believed to be that of his sister Nithar Begum (d. 1624/5). It is a building of typical Mughal style, a cube crowned by a dome on a terrace, with many wall niches, slender portals in the middle of each side and slim chhatris or pavilions. In the main building is only a cenotaph; the entrance at the lower level leads to the actual tomb of the princess.

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