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Akbar's Tomb: Entrance

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Akbar's Tomb: Entrance
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Sikandra, Delhi - Akbar's Tomb;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This is similar to the entrances of other tombs of the same period, but more ornate, with motifs in white marble which stand out beautifully against the red sand-stone of the building. Another original feature is the presence of four white marble minarets, with three storeys, erected at each corner of the gate, which is as wide as it is deep and built on a square ground-plan. It is, curiously, a gate built on the plan of a tomb. The same phenomenon may be seen at the Alai Darwaza.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2527


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