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General view from the south-west of the Turkish Sultana's House, Fatehpur Sikri 1003630

General view from the south-west of the Turkish Sultana's House, Fatehpur Sikri 1003630

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(630)

Item number: 1003630

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Turkish Sultana's House, Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) between 1571 and 1585. The Turkish Sultana's House is situated beside the Anup Talao, a tank on the north-east of the Diwan-i-Khas, or Hall of Private Audiences. It is a small one-roomed building with a large sloping roof, surrounded by a verandah which was once separated into extra rooms by screens which have since been removed. The entire building is covered in intricate stone carvings of geometric patterns, trees, birds and animals.

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