Reception room of the Jodh Bai Palace, seen from interior side of entrance, Fatehpur Sikri 1003597
Photographer: Smith, Edmund William
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Jodh Bai Palace at Fatehpur Sikri, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is view of the reception room of the Jodh Bai Palace, seen from the courtyard, at Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughal Emperor Akbar's palace-city complex, built between 1571 and 1585. The palace was part of the Haram Sara (Imperial Harem), which comprised a large number of buildings and apartments for the ladies of the court. The Jodh Bai Palace was the largest of these buildings with a central courtyard and a symmetrical four-iwan plan. Above the upper rooms in the north and south wings there is a ribbed roof, covered with bright blue-glazed tiles. There are chattris on the roof of all four wings of the palace.