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Agori Fort (U.P.). December 1868

Agori Fort (U.P.). December 1868

Artist: Leighton, Stanley (1837-1901)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: WD287

Item number: 287

Length: 8.8

Width: 13.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of Agori Fort in Uttar Pradesh by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901) in December 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Agrore Fort on the Soane. Mirzapore district. Dec. 1868. S.L.'

Agori, situated on the river Son (or Sone) in the Mirzapur District, is an ancient town once sacred to the non-brahminical gods of the local aboriginals and only comparatively recently assimilated into more orthodox Hinduism.

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