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General view of the Palace from the Maota Lake, Amber

General view of the Palace from the Maota Lake, Amber

Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1571)

Item number: 10031571

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Amber Palace taken sometime in the 1880s and attributed to Henry Hardy Cole (probably incorrectly). Amber had been the site of a Rajput fortress since the eleventh century. The palace that remains today was begun by Raja Man Singh (r. 1592-1615). Alterations continued to be made throughout the seventeenth century by a succession of Rajput overlords before the fortress was eventually abandoned in the 1727. This print shows a general view of the fortress and its battlements.

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