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View of Mutura on the River Jumna

View of Mutura on the River Jumna

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: X432/3(22)

Item number: plate 22

Genre: Print

Plate 22 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. This view of the ancient city of Mathura, one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism, is taken from a garden pavilion on the opposite bank of the river Jumna. Mathura is particularly associated wtih the exploits of the Hindu god Krishna. The principal buildings visible are the fort built by Raja Man Singh of Amber at the beginning of the 17th century, and the Jami Masjid with its four minarets, which was erected 1660-1668 by Aurangzeb's governor 'Abd al-Nabi Khan.

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