This is an original 1878 black and white wood engraving of the iron pillar in the Qutb complex of Delhi, India. The pillar is estimated to weigh over 6 tons, and was erected in 402 AD in Udayagiri, until it was moved in the 10th century to its present location.
This 133+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note that there is print on the verso of this steel engraving.
Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 5.5 inches; 18 x 14 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: metal, Qutub, archaeology, archaeological, metal, metallurgy