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Interior of Akbar's Palace, Agra Fort.

Interior of Akbar's Palace, Agra Fort.

Photographer: Shepherd and Robertson

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(45)

Item number: 22245

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the interior of Akbar's Palace, Agra Fort from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Shepherd and Roberston in 1862.A major part of the royal fort was constructed around 1566 by the Moghul emperor Akbar, on the remains of an old mud fort, dating back to 10th century. Every succeeding Moghul Emperor, and the Sikhs and the British, added a pavilion, palace or wall to the fort. This view shows the pietra dura decoration in the Mussaman Burj.

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