Taras Shevchenko. Turkmen abas. Stained paper and pencil (12.2 × 27.1 cm). [27.V 1851 – 1855]. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 558.
Top right ink marked: Number 117 – 106.
According to Br. Zaleski, there were many cemeteries with various tombs (aba-s), crypts and tombstones in the peninsula Mangyshlak:
"Mausoleums of the custom, common in this part of the desert, built of small stones cemented with sand, clay and pottery with lime and covered with well- hewn slabs of chalk. Entrance made so low that it is necessary to bend double to get into it, always open wide" [album «La vie des steppes Kirghizes», Paris, 1865, p. 55].
In the literature figure known by descriptive title: "Among the steppe leafless tree and stone construction" ["Catalogue of V. Tarnowski's museum of ukrainian antiquities", Vol. II, Chernigov, 1900, p. 185, № 323].
Storage areas: V. Tarnowski's Chernihiv museum of ukrainian antiquities – № 323, Chernihiv Historical Museum, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv – Kyiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv.
I. M. Verykivska, G. P. Palamarchuk, N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1964, Vol. 9, № 129 (image), p. 61 – 62 (note).