Kalan Masjid [Delhi].
Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet
Medium: Photographic print
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.