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'Othman Pascha mit dem egyptischen Maẖmal'. [‎7r] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 print of a drawing. It was created in 1888. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This street view depicts the arrival at Mecca of the Egyptian ‘mahmal’ – an embroidered silk-covered structure mounted on a camel – followed by a caravan of pilgrims. Originally designed to contain the Egyptian-made kiswa, the cloth that covers the Caaba, this mahmal would likely have been empty.

Othman Pascha is depicted at the centre foreground of the image, wearing ceremonial robes, featuring a mirrored paisley (boteh) pattern as well as a sash and carrying a sword.


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‘Othman Pascha mit dem egyptischen Maẖmal.’

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1 print of a drawing
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187 x 230 mm


1 print of a drawing


The print is in good condition.



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German in Latin script
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'Othman Pascha mit dem egyptischen Maẖmal'. [‎7r] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/5, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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