INDIA. BENARES. AURANGZEB'S MOSQUE, AFTER A PHOTO BY DR. KURT BOECK

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December 31, 1889
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Architectural and Building
Babur II 1881-1920

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India. Benares. Aurangzeb's Mosque, after a photo by Dr. Kurt Boeck
c. 1890-1910

Photoglob Co.
(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)

India, 19th century

Photochrom

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.

DESCRIPTION

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).

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Imprinted in type on recto: “20.026.P.Z.-BENARES.AURUNGZEB’S MOSQUE

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Written in pencil on verso of mount: “5 (circled and scribbled out)/1 (circled) GUR AUPP”

PROVENANCE

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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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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