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.]

[Elephants and horses with standards. Camel outriders letting off fireworks. Hounds and their keeper.]
Inscribed: His Majesty the King of Dehli proceeding in full State to the Eed-Gah or place of Sacrifice to celebrate the Festival of the Eed ool Koorban or the Chief Sacrificial Festival. It is in commemoration of the intended sacrifice by Abraham of his son Isaac [i.e. Ishmael].

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