INDIA. BENARES. AURANGZEB'S MOSQUE, AFTER A PHOTO BY DR. KURT BOECK
December 31, 1889
Architectural and Building
Babur II 1881-1920
India. Benares. Aurangzeb's Mosque, after a photo by Dr. Kurt Boeck
(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)
India, 19th century
Image: 20.5 x 26.7 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.5 x 26.7 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.); Mounted: 25.4 x 29.8 cm (10 x 11 3/4 in.)
Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer 2019.185
DID YOU KNOW?
The Taj Mahal was created as a tomb for Aurangzeb’s mother.
The sixth Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, a very pious Muslim, had this enormous mosque built in a blend of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. It was constructed in the late 17th century on the site of one of the most sacred ancient Hindu temples in the city of Varanasi (formerly Benares).
Imprinted in type on recto: “20.026.P.Z.-BENARES.AURUNGZEB’S MOSQUE
Written in pencil on verso of mount: “5 (circled and scribbled out)/1 (circled) GUR AUPP”
Collection of Gunther Heil, Germany
Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, Beverly Hills, CA, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
September 9, 2019
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???