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General view of a marble temple, Amber

General view of a marble temple, Amber

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1590)

Item number: 10031590

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an unidentified Hindu Temple at Amber, taken in the 1880s and attributed to Joseph David Beglar (probably incorrectly). Amber had been the site of a Rajput fortress since the eleventh century. A large palace remains on the site today, begun by Raja Man Singh circa 1600 and continued throughout the seventeenth century. This marble temple comprises a carved high 'shikara' or tower with domed hall way to the left. The parapet is adorned with a number of square domed kiosks or 'chhattris'.

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