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Taras Shevchenko. Ak-Tumsuk

Taras Shevchenko. Ak-Tumsuk. Stained paper, pencil (15,7 × 29,4 cm). Ak-Tumsuk. [3.VIII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 481.

Bottom right – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: ak-tum-suk. 15. Beneath written and crossed out: kimi Kil mugur. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 72.

Cape Ak-Tumsuk, Dzhaman-Murun or Ak-Tumsyk (meaning "White cape") located on the western shore of the Aral Sea, now – Kara Kalpak Republic.

Dated by the time the expedition stay at Ak Tumsuk cap [see. "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 47].

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 244, Chernihiv Regional History Museum, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

E. A. Sereda

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1962, vol. 8, № 187 (image), p. 64 (note).