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Tombstones on Turkmen cemetery

Taras Shevchenko. Tombstones on…

Taras Shevchenko. Tombstones on the Turkmen cemetery. Colored pencil on paper (13.8 × 18.8 cm). [1851 – VII 1857]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 572.

Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 165.

Picture may be made at Kara-Tau expedition in Hanga Baba or at Turkmen cemetery near Novopetrovsk fort, which mentioned by A. E. Uskova:

"Shevchenko often walking with me, and I was glad to such other person, for the most part, we went to the Kyrgyz and it is the same Turkmen cemetery, which was not far from the gardens. Here he analyzed the marks made on the monuments, tools, instruments that he recognize what did the deceased during the life" [Institute of Literature National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Department of Manuscripts, Fund 77/124].

Other images of tombstones see number 61 and number 126, 127, 128.

Found in the literature under the name "Stone Kyrgyz burial monuments" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 185, № 337].

Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 337, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.

G. P. Palamarchuk

After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 134 (image), p. 63 (note).