A Minar at Gour
Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
Plate 23 from the fifth set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery' called 'Antiquities of India.' This minaret which was built in 1487 - 90 by Saifuddin Firuz at Gaur, is built of brick and granite and decorated with terracotta panels. Gaur was the capital of Bengal first under Hindu kings and then under Muslim rulers but was abandoned after an outbreak of plague in 1575 following the Mughal conquest of Bengal.