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General view of the Chini ka Rauza, Agra

General view of the Chini ka Rauza, Agra

Photographer: Caney, W.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(502)

Item number: 1003502

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Chini ka Rauz, Agra, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by W. Caney during the 1880s. The Chini ka Rauz, or Tiled tomb, is believed to be the mausoleum of Afzal Khan, a minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (r.1628-58) who died in 1638. Built on a square plan, it has a bulbous central dome and a mosaic fa├žade decorated with elaborate floral patterns composed of enamelled tile fragments. This is a view looking towards the partially blocked-up entrance arch. The building is seen here in a ruinous condition with partially exposed brickwork.

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