Taras Shevchenko. Bysh-Kum. Stained paper, pencil (16 × 29,6 cm). Bysh-Kum. [1 – 3.IX 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 519.
Lower left – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: bysh kum. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 68.
Tract Bysh-Kum, Bes-Kum (meaning "five sands") is located on the southern coast of the Aral Sea, now – Kara Kalpak Republic.
Dated by the residence time of the expedition in this place [see. "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 52].
Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 282, 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, № 189 (image), p. 65 (note).