Monuments I: The Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Drinking Fountain

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The Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Drinking Fountain is located in Regents Park, London, UK.

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The Gothic fountain’s sculptural features reveal the connection between Britain and its empire. Each side of the basin has a triangular pediment. The sculpted visage of Sir Cowasj[ee] Jehangir Readymoney, the fountain’s donor, is flanked on one side by the face of a European lady and on the other by a European gentleman… Beneath each of the four pediments is an arcuated frame. These contain a dedication stone, a coat of arms, a lion with a palm tree, and a horned Indian buffalo with a palm tree.

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A plaque on the fountain states:

“This fountain erected by the metropolitan drinking fountain and cattle trough association was the gift of

Sir Cowasjee Jehangir

(companion of the star of India)

a wealthy parsee gentleman of Bombay as a token of gratitude to the people of England for the protection enjoyed by him and his parsee fellow countrymen under the British rule in India.

Inaugurated by

H.R.H. Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck. 1869.”

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