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Mausoleum of the Ranee, wife of the Emperor Jehangire, near Allahabad

Mausoleum of the Ranee, wife of the Emperor Jehangire, near Allahabad

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1801

Shelfmark: X432/3(4)

Item number: plate 4

Genre: Print

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.

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