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Part of a building, stone-work

Part of a building, stone-work

  • Place of origin:

    Gaur (made)
    Bangladesh (Brought from the dismantled factories of Goamalti and Chandri, which were erected at the close of the 18th century with materials taken from the ruins of the ancient city of Gaur, Bengal., made)
    Bangladesh (Brought from the dismantled factories of Goamalti and Chandri, which were erected at the close of the 18th century with materials taken from the ruins of the ancient city of Gaur, formerly in Bengal., made)

  • Date:

    1450 A.D.

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved stone

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Reginald Porch, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    IS.3395:3-1883

  • Gallery location:

    Architecture, Room 128, case 9, shelf WW, box EXP

Physical description

One of two attached columns which make up the archway

Place of Origin

Gaur (made)
Bangladesh (Brought from the dismantled factories of Goamalti and Chandri, which were erected at the close of the 18th century with materials taken from the ruins of the ancient city of Gaur, Bengal., made)
Bangladesh (Brought from the dismantled factories of Goamalti and Chandri, which were erected at the close of the 18th century with materials taken from the ruins of the ancient city of Gaur, formerly in Bengal., made)

Date

1450 A.D.

Materials and Techniques

Carved stone

Dimensions

Height: 126 in Whole archway, Width: 89 in Whole archway

Object history note

Given by Reginald Porch, Magistrate at Malda. J.D. Beglar, assistant to Alexander Cunningham, Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India in the 1888 Report on Bengal, reported that he had 'seen in the compound of the then Magistrate of Malda, the late Mr. Porch, a set of lintels obtained from Pandua,[the Sultan's capital for a century from the mid 14th century, after which it returned to Gaur] which he, when going on his last furlong packed up and carried off to England'. (quoted in Syed Mahmudul Hasan, 1979, p.135). Hasan assumes these architectural pieces to be those now in the V&A Museum and that they came from the ruined mosque of Firuz Shah II which stands close to the abandoned indigo factory at Goamalti in the south-west part of English Bazar in the District of Malda, which was the British settlement established between the cities of Gaur and Pandua.

Descriptive line

Stone archway in seven pieces, Gaur , c.1450 A.D.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hasan, Syed Mahmudul, Mosque Architecture of Pre-Mughal Bengal,1979, University Press Limited, Bangladesh

Production Note

Brought from the dismantled factories of Goamalti and Chandri, buildings erected at the close of the 18th century, with materials taken from the ruins of the ancient city of Gaur, Bengal.

Categories

Architecture

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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