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IMAGE ID
BL5901251
Titre
Akalees, from 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India', by Emily Eden, 1844 (litho)
Artiste
English School, (19th century) / English
Lieu de conservation
British Library, London, UK
Technique
lithograph
Date
1844 (C19th)
Description
This lithograph is taken from plate 5 of Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India'. Eden wrote of the Akalis (armed Sikh irregulars): "Akalees or Immortals, Sikh religious devotees, being very wild in appearance and turbulent characters. They formerly were largely employed in the Sikh armies and were often remarkable for acts of desperate courage, but their licence renders them formidable to any regular Government and Runjeet Singh gradually reduced their numbers, and broke their power by distributing them in small companies among his disciplined battalion; their blue dresses, their high-peaked turbans, the rings of steel, which they wear as the peculiar emblems of their devotion to the first great military leader of the Sikhs Gooroo Govind, and the profusion and variety of their arms make them very picturesque objects."
Crédit Photo
© British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images
Mot(s)-clé
akali / akalis / akalee / akalees / sikh / sikhs / male / religious / traditional dress / costume / soldier / soldiers / india / indian / seated / standing / portrait / Engraving / Mzengraving
Disponibilité
Taille (pixels) Taille en 300 dpi Taille du fichier (MB)
Grand 3684 × 4942 px 312 × 418 mm 21 MB
Moyen 764 × 1024 px 65 × 87 mm 1 MB
Petit 447 × 600 px 38 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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