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Agra: Taj Mahal, Tomb

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia--Agra--Uttar Pradesh
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-06T23:46:11Z
dc.date.available2019-11-06T23:46:11Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-2619
dc.identifier.otherII-776
dc.identifier.other28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/183225
dc.descriptionAt four corners of the Taj stand cupola-topped minarets, of a type characteristically Indian throughout the development of the Indo-Islamic styles of building. The Taj is the epitome of the Imperial style of the Mogul Empire and draws [a] remarkable combination of elements from three sources: the white marble, always in fashion in India for its sophisticated purity of color, was borrowed from the architecture of Gurjarat [sic] and Malwa (as for example the tomb of Hoshang at Mandu seen in slide 5)
dc.descriptionfrom the architecture of Bengal and later the Deccan came the elements of the cusped arches, lotus columns and bulbous minaret towers with broad balconies
dc.descriptionand lastly from Kashmir, the delicate flower decoration slightly undertoned with geometrical forms was used. -- From southwest, with minaret.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide set
dc.format.mediumMounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectMughal Architecture-- Agra-- Taj Mahal, Agra
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.titleAgra: Taj Mahal, Tomb
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-11-06T23:46:11Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
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