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Taras Shevchenko. Tokpak-Atyse-Aulye

Taras Shevchenko. Tokpak-Atyse-Aulye. Stained paper, pencil (16 × 29,3 cm). [24.VII 1849]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 512.

Bottom right – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: Tok-pak-Atyse-aule. Lower left his own hand in pencil: 11. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 79.

Rock or stone Tokpak-Atyse-Aulye or Aulye or Tokpak-Ata (meaning "old Tokpak"), located on the eastern shore of the peninsula Kulandy, now – the Aral region, Kyzyl-Orda region, Kazakh SSR.

Dated by the residence time of the expedition near the stone. A. I. Butakov wrote in his diary:

"This stone is issued in the form of a large white sarcophagus, it is an island, which stretches to the NN 50 fathoms and a maximum width is about 20 fathoms. Height of Aule stone, steep on all four sides – 35 feet. It consists of layers of limestone, sloping from NN to the SO on 10°, and ascent to the top so steep that we climbed with difficulty on an outstanding corner stone" [see "Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 43 – 44].

Rock is also known as "Tokmak-Aulye", "Tokmak-Atyse-Aulye" [O. P. Novitsky, paintings of Taras Shevchenko, [Kyiv, 1936], p. 99, № 656].

View of this stone from the other hand see number 182.

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 275, 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, № 181 (image), p. 62 (note).