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Interior of the Dressing Room of Hakim's Baths, Fatehpur Sikri 1003561

Interior of the Dressing Room of Hakim's Baths, Fatehpur Sikri 1003561

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(561)

Item number: 1003561

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Hakim's Baths, in Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1892. Fatehpur Sikri city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) between 1571 and 1585. This is an interior view of the supporting pier, spandrel, and part of the vaulted ceiling of Hakim's Baths at Fatehpur Sikri, showing the damage to the stucco and mosaic surfaces. This building is situated south of the Daftar Khana (Records Office) within a rocky ravine. Although the baths were so named because of their proximity to the nearby doctor's quarters they would most likely have been used by the Emperor Akbar himself.

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