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Kalan Masjid [Delhi].

Kalan Masjid [Delhi].

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 53/(26)

Item number: 5326

Genre: Photograph

Part of a portfolio of photographs taken in 1858 by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. Built by Khan-I-Jahan Junan Shah, prime minister of Emperor Firuz Shah Tughluq (r.1351-1388) in 1386 the Kalan Masjid, or Black Mosque was once the principal mosque of the city of Firuzabad. It stands 66 ft high on a tall plinth accessed by a flight of steep steps. The entrance to the mosque is flanked by two tall tapering pillars.

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