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Tomb of Itimad-ed-Daula [sic]

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Title: Tomb of Itimad-ed-Daula [sic]
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Agra-- Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula, Agra;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This is one of the most successful monuments of the period. It does not have a dome, but four corner towers ending in pavilions. The monument is built entirely from white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones: jasper, cornelian, peridot, mother-of-pearl, etc. It lies in the middle of a garden which is entered through large red sand-stone gates, decorated with marble. The marble floor slabs are also inlaid with coloured stones, arranged in delicate arabesques. The tomb is situated in the central room. All around it smaller rooms contain cenotaphs of Nur Jahan's family. It was erected in 1626.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2584


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