Close view from the south-west of the porch of Shaikh Salim Chishti's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri
Photographer: Smith, Edmund William
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Shaikh Salim Chisti's tomb at Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. The palace-city complex at Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605). Akbar built his city close to the saint Shaikh Salim Chisti's refuge, after the saint had successfully predicted the birth of the Emperor's heir, Prince Salim, later Emperor Jahangir. The Saint's white marble tomb is situated in the courtyard of the Jami Masjid. This is a view of the tomb's porch showing the finely carved serpentine brackets under the eaves.