Watercolour of the Muharram Festival, by an
anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, c. 1790-1800.
Inscribed on the back in pencil: 'The procession of the Tuzziers';
in ink: 'at the Mohorrum. Procession of Tazzies on the last day of
the Mohorrum Festival. Mahomedan Festival.' The Muharram festival
commemorates the popular saint Imam Husain, the Prophet Muhammad's
grandson and the spiritu…