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Taras Shevchenko. Urgun-Murun

Taras Shevchenko. Urgun-Murun. Stained paper, pencil (15,8 × 28,9 cm). Urgun-Murun. [23. VIII 1848]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 484.

Bottom right – pencil inscription by hand Shevchenko: urgun Murun 17. Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 69. On the back bottom left pencil inscription: Aral.

Tract Urgun-Murun situated on the southwestern shore of the Aral Sea, near the cape with modern name Urga. There is a settlement with same title now in Kara Kalpak Republic.

Dated on the basis of A. I. Butakov diary, where noted that expedition visited tract Urgun-Murun 23.VIII 1848 ["Day notes of navigation A. I. Butakov on the Aral Sea in 1848 – 1849 years", Tashkent, 1953, p. 22 – 23]

Storage areas: collections of A. A. Kozachkovsky, V. P. Kakhovski, S. D. Brazol, V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 247, 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, № 156 (image), p. 54 (note).