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View from the north of the Sat Manzili, Bijapur

View from the north of the Sat Manzili, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1868)

Item number: 10031868

Length: 288

Width: 238

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Sat Manzil palace, Bijapur from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. The Sat Manzili or Seven-Storeyed palace now only has five floors. It was probably a pleasure pavilion as is suggested by the rooms with ornamental bathing pools and the ceilings decorated with figurative frescos. It was built in 1583 during the reign of Ibrahim II Adil Shah (r.1580-1627). From the top of the palace there is a clear view of the entire citadel.

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