Vaulted roof in the central room of Hakim's Baths, Fatehpur Sikri 1003560
Photographer: Smith, Edmund William
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Hakim's Baths, in Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1892. Fatehpur Sikri city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) between 1571 and 1585. This is an interior view of spandrels and part of the vaulted ceiling of Hakim's Baths in the palace-city complex, showing the damage to the stucco and mosaic surface of the roof. This building is situated south of the Daftar Khana (Records Office) within a rocky ravine. Although the baths were so named because of their proximity to the nearby doctor's quarters they would most likely have been used by the Emperor Akbar himself.