Mausoleum of the Ranee, wife of the Emperor Jehangire, near Allahabad
Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
Plate 4 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' This funerary monument was built for Jahangir's wife, known as the Shah Begum. She was a Rajput princess of Amber, and the mother of prince Khusrau. She killed herself in 1605, unable to bear the shame of her son's rebellion. As befits a Hindu princess, her mausoleum is a simple three-storeyed trabeate construction without arches, finely decorated by sandstone screens piereced with geometric designs.