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The Delhi Musjid at Agra [Jami Masjid]

The Delhi Musjid at Agra [Jami Masjid]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 512/(70)

Item number: 51270

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a general view of the Jami Masjid, the main congregational mosque, situated near the Delhi Gate of the Fort-Palace complex in Agra, taken by an unknown photographer in 1870. It was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan in the name of his favourite eldest daughter, Jahanara. The mosque stands on a plinth and has steps on the east and south sides. There are five arched north entrances to the courtyard, the arches of the iwan, topped by three large domes of sandstone.

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