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General view of the Kalan Masjid, Delhi

General view of the Kalan Masjid, Delhi

Photographer: Caney, W.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(872)

Item number: 1003872

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kalan Masjid at Delhi from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by W. Caney in the 1870s. The Kalan Masjid or Black Mosque was built in 1387 by the son of Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah, Prime Minster of Feroz Shah Tughlaq (r.1351-88). The mosque was the principal mosque of the city of Ferozabad, the city built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq. It is an imposing structure in a plain style, with the main upper storey approached via a flight of steps and crowned with a series of domes.This is a view looking towards the main fa├žade of the building over the roofs of other buildings in the foreground.

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