Gate of the Great Imambara of Nawab Assuf-ood-daulah [Lucknow].
Photographer: Ali, Abbas
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of the gate of the Great Imambara from 'The Lucknow Album: containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow,' was taken by Darogha Abbas Ali c.1874. Architect Kifayat-ullah designed this imambara in 1784 for ruler Asaf-ud-Daula (r.1775-1797). Imambaras were built as place to celebrate Muharram, which commemorated the three imams Ali, Hasan, and Hussein.
The gateway of the Great Imambara is on the left.