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Interior view looking north to south through the liwan of the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

Interior view looking north to south through the liwan of the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(580)

Item number: 1003580

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. The palace-city complex at Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605); the Jami Masjid was completed in 1572. The mosque was dedicated to Shaikh Salim Chisti, to commorate his prophecy of the birth of Akbar's son Prince Salim, later Emperior Jahangir (r.1605-27). The tomb of the saint is situated in the courtyard of the mosque. This is an interior view looking north to south along an arcade in the liwan. Friezes of intricate inlaid white marble decoration are arranged around the arches and niches.

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