MAHDI'S TOMB

Item

Title

MAHDI'S TOMB
Sketch, Pencil

Creator

Power, Chris

Subject

memorials
Drawings and Watercolours

Description

A pen and ink monochromatic sketch by Chris Power, purporting to show the tomb of the Mahdī in Omdurman before its destruction in 1898. There are figures seated to the left of the tomb, also there is a figure in the right corner who is fetching water from a well and a figure in the foreground is carryinga sheild and three spears. It is unclear how the artist could have been in a position to make this sketch, unless it is a reconstruction from a visit subsequent to the tomb’s demolition. Mounted in a thin black frame. [FN/ON/FHM 2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

370 mm x 330 mm x 18 mm

Identifier

GGC314

Rights

© Royal Engineers Museum

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