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Title
Mausoleum of Itmad-ud-Daulah, Agra, ca.1900-1929
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900/1929
20100402
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
manuscripts@nls.uk
Description
"Mausoleum of Prince Etmad-Dowlah [Itmad-ud-Daulah], Agra. 1234." Exterior view of the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg ennobled as Itmad-ud-Daulah (The Pillar of the State). The view shows the covered cenotaph/sarcophagus, on the roof of the mausoleum, decorated white marble tiles and carved marble screens. It was built by Begum Nur Jahan, the daughter of Ghiyas Beg. Small in comparison to some tombs it has become known as the 'Jewel Box' and sits within a garden complex. ❧ This is one of a series of photographs contained in an album showing popular tourist attractions in India, the album was owned by an unknown Church of Scotland missionary who had probably taken the tour whilst working out in the region. Unfortunately there is very little information with the photographs as to there ownership.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 29.5 x 23.8 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75646434-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-78792
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75646434-1.jpg
Subject
Architecture (discipline)
Monuments
Tombs
Tourism
Time Period
circa 1900/1929
Place
Agra
Asia
India
Uttar Pradesh
Source
Acc.7548/F/5 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75646432 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from India, ca.1900-1929
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
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