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Basement of temple, (?)Amber

Basement of temple, (?)Amber

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1592)

Item number: 10031592

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the basement of an unidentified Temple at Amber, taken in the 1880s and attributed to Joseph David Beglar (probably incorrectly). Eleven kilometres north of Jaipur can be found the town of Amber. Temples, palaces, forts, mosques and ornamental gardens are all testament to the town's importance. Amber had been the site of a Rajput fortress since the eleventh century. The fort currently standing high above the palace was built around 1600 and dominates the area. The palace was begun by Raja Man Singh (r. 1592-1615) and it was altered throughout the seventeenth century by a succession of Rajput overlords. A number of Hindu temples can be found at Amber both inside and outside the fort and palace.

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