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[View of a chhatri, probably in the Sar Bagh, Bundi.]

[View of a chhatri, probably in the Sar Bagh, Bundi.]

Photographer: Kale, Gunpatrao Abajee

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 17/1(17)

Item number: 17

Length: 19.3

Width: 24.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of a chattri, or memorial pavilion at Bundi, Rajasthan taken by Gunpatrao Abajee Kale, c.1900. The photograph is from an album of views of Bundi formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief of India between 1902 and 1909. Bundi was the historical capital of the former princely state of the same name in Rajputana, India. The ruling family of Bundi, the Hara Chauhan clan of Rajputs built a series of impressive palaces, gardens and tanks on the hillside here. The architecture of Bundi is characterised by Rajput motifs such as lotus flower spandrels and elephant symbols. This chattri is probably in the Keshar bagh which has a number of royal cenotaphs with carved marble friezes.

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