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A Baolee near the old city of Delhi

A Baolee near the old city of Delhi

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: X432/3(18)

Item number: plate 18

Genre: Print

Plate 18 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' This step-well or baoli, near the funerary complex in Delhi of Shaikh Nizam al-Din Aulia (1236-1325), is believed to have been built by the followers of the Saint. It is surrounded by a mosque and some tombs. The Daniells saw small boys dive into the water to retrieve coins, as they still do.

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