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Mosque in Delhi. Father's ghari in front.

Mosque in Delhi. Father's ghari in front.

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 53/(27)

Item number: 5327

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. The Zinat-ul-Masjid was built by Zinat-ul-Nissa, a daughter of Aurangzeb (r.1658-1707). It stands in Shahjahanabad, south of the Red Fort and overlooking the river Yamuna. It is mainly built from sandstone and has three striped marble domes surmounting its prayer hall. The photographer's hack ghari stands on the roadway in the foreground.

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