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Jumma Musjeed, Delhi

Jumma Musjeed, Delhi

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(23)

Item number: 5223

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Jami Masjid in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Jami Masjid, in the background, was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1627-1666) between 1650-1656 and based on the architectural style of Agra's Jami Masjid (c.1648). "Three bay-wings flanking the central domed chamber of the prayer hall are here preceded by two continuous galleries separated by the transverse block of the central pishtaq (high portal). The front corners of the prayer hall are accentuated by two high minarets crowned in the typical Mughal fashion by domed chhatris (umbrella shaped pavilions)."

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