Balcony window on east façade of Jodh Bai's Palace, Fatehpur Sikri
Photographer: Smith, Edmund William
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a balcony window on the facade of the entrance to the Jodh Bai Palace at Fatehpur Sikri, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Fatehpur Sikri was built between 1571 and 1585, it was the Mughal Emperor Akbar's palace-city complex. The Jodh Bai palace was part of the Haram Sara (Imperial Harem), which comprised a large number of buildings and apartments for the ladies of the court. The palace was the largest of these buildings with a central courtyard and a symmetrical four-iwan plan. This is one of two balcony windows on the east façade of the palace, supported by serpentine brackets.