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Exterior view of colonnade of north wing of the liwan of the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

Exterior view of colonnade of north wing of the liwan of the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(581)

Item number: 1003581

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, photographed by Edmund William Smith in 1893. The palace-city complex at Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605); the Jami Masjid was completed in 1572. 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. This is a view of the colonnade in north wing of the liwan of the Jami Masjid, showing a section of the fa├žade, with its a row of pointed arches, and a few chhatris crowing the roof above.

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