An astrologer with his divination board
June 30, 1825
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837
Astrologer in India. 19th-century illustration of an astrologer in India with his divination board. This artwork is from 'Tashrih al-aqvam', an account of the sects, castes and tribes of India. Most of the images show occupations found in the area around Delhi. Completed in 1825, this account was written in Persian by East India Company officer and author Colonel James Skinner (1778-1841).
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