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Close view of kiosk or chhatri above reception room of the Jodh Bai Palace, Fatehpur Sikri

Close view of kiosk or chhatri above reception room of the Jodh Bai Palace, Fatehpur Sikri

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(599)

Item number: 1003599

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jodh Bai Palace at Fatehpur Sikri, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is view of a chhatri, or kiosk, above the reception room of the Jodh Bai Palace, at Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughal Emperor Akbar's palace-city complex, built between 1571 and 1585. The 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 Jodh Bai Palace was the largest of these buildings with a central courtyard and a symmetrical four-iwan plan. Above the upper rooms in the north and south wings, are ribbed roofs covered with bright blue-glazed tiles.

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