Sepulchre of Mussalman Dynasty near Mysore

c. 1823-30

This engraving depicts the sepulchre or mausoleum of Tipu Sultan and Haider Ali in Seringapatam (now Srirangapatna), erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Mysore.The domed mausoleum is seen situated on a raised platform in the middle of a landscaped garden. The dome is supported on granite pillars, and, inside the mausoleum, the walls are decorated with tiger stripes – the official insignia of Tipu, the Tiger of Mysore. Cypress trees, traditionally a symbol of mourning in the Islamic world, surround the building.This engraving was published in Dottor Giulio Ferrario’s (1767-1847) monumental work, “Il costume antico e moderno”. Published in several volumes over many years, the work contained over one thousand six hundred hand-colored aquatints and engravings of various cultures, and architectural and landscape views of different regions.

Sepulchre of Mussalman Dynasty near Mysore
c. 1823-30
Giulio Ferrario, engraved by G. Zancon
L. Rossi & G. Zancon
Polychrome Engraving on Paper
16.0 cm x 22.3 cm
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