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Dai Angan's Tomb, Lahore. 1003951

Dai Angan's Tomb, Lahore. 1003951

Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(951)

Item number: 1003951

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the tomb of Dai Angan in Lahore was taken by H H Cole in 1884 for the Archaeological Survey of India. Wife of a magistrate in Bikaner in Rajasthan, Dai Angan was wet nurse to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-57). Inscriptions give the date of construction as 1671. The single-storey tomb is brick built and faced in painted plaster and tile mosaics in colourful floral and geometric motifs. Its square plan comprises a central domed chamber with eight further chambers surrounding it. There is a domed kiosk at each of the building's four corners.

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