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Exterior view of the Jami Masjid from the west, Fatehpur Sikri

Exterior view of the Jami Masjid from the west, Fatehpur Sikri

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(573)

Item number: 1003573

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jami Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, photographed by Edmund William Smith in 1893. The Jami Masjid in the palace-city complex of Fatehpur Sikri, built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605), was completed in 1572. It was dedicated to Shaikh Salim Chisti, after the saint predicted the birth of his son Prince Salim, later Emperor Jahangir. This is a view of the mosque from the west showing the back of the qibla wall of the main sanctuary, the three domes, and the chhatris on top of the raised entrance.

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