Posted on: 25 September 2015

A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

[The pigeon basket on an elephant. The royal litters borne on men's shoulders. A cannon, horse and state elephant accompanied by guards.]

Inscribed: The Pigeon House borne by an Elephant. The Flying of Pigeons constitutes a Royal pastime. The Royal Nalkee or covered conveyance carried by men. Royal Guards.

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